[CQ-Contest] FD rules

n4si at pobox.com n4si at pobox.com
Tue Apr 29 04:09:29 EDT 1997

> Does this mean 100 points per transmitter classification or per
> transmitter? Our club runs 1a and has been claiming 100 bonus
> points although we have more than just one transmitter going (CW,
> VHF, satellite, etc.) Are we not claiming all of our bonus points?
> Can anyone tell me the correct interpretion of this rule?

The rule probably should read "100 points per transmitter 
classification" or something like that. We have the same situation in 
our (W9CEQ) operation. We have run 7A many times, but in addition to 
the 7 stations operating at any given time, we have an 8th station 
sitting idle waiting for transmit time, a Novice/Tech station, VHF 
(as you mentioned), and packet.

Seems like the bonus is aimed at crediting for emergency power 
capabilities demonstrated (I think 4 generators and hundreds of feet of 
carnival cord demonstrates some capability), but the rules don't 
really say that.

In fact I claimed 800 points one year for 7A + Novice/Tech and it 
came out in the results as 700.

Billy should touch up the rules and clarify. By the way, the Field
Day rules downloaded from ARRL show the date as "3rd weekend in
June." Everyone should be aware it is the 4th weekend in June. And
it is also NOT defined as the last weekend in June, although it
usually is (last year there were 5 weekends in June).

73, Rod N4SI
    The DXer formerly known as N9AKE
         (c) 5 November, 1996

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