You only enter once you submit your log.
The rules don't say HP must use high power, only that you may, and only that LP
may not use high power. If you complete a contest as LP and decide, based on
claimed scores so far, to enter as HP, that's fine.
SOAB rules don't say you must use all bands, only that you may. If they did say
that you must use all bands, then you'd have to DQ yourself in years when 10 is
The rules also don't say assisted must use assistance.
If someone were to operate QRP in SS from Puerto Rico and beat the top A score,
if they submitted as A, they'd be entitled to win A.
None of this invalidates the idea of separate categories: you still have to
satisfy the criteria of the category you enter. Let's say LP specifies a max.
150 watts (as in SS). Five watts is less than 150w, so it qualifies. HP might
specify less than 1.5 kw. Well, 150 is less than 1kw, so it qualifies.
The rules don't mandate every entrant run to the maximum allowed. If they did,
then anyone with only a 100-w radio and no amp could not play in A in SS, and
someone with only an Ameritron AL811 couldn't play in HP.
73, kelly, ve4xt,
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> On Apr 3, 2017, at 10:39 AM, Ria Jairam <email@example.com> wrote:
> It's because you enter a separate category to compete only with the other
> competitors who compete in that category.
> Otherwise, they would just eliminate all other categories completely,
> remove power restrictions and single band categories.
> Overlays such as TB-WIRES and ROOKIE are treated in the manner that you
> describe, however.
>> On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 10:27 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Why? ABHP does not require that you run more than 100 watts or that you
>> operate on all bands.
>> John KK9A
>> To: Trent Sampson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] CQ WPX SSB Raw Scores posted
>> From: Ria Jairam <email@example.com>
>> Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 22:19:22 -0400
>> The single band doesn't win.
>> In fact, I don't even think low power scores will beat high power even if
>> they are in the same operator category.
>> Ria, N2RJ
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