[CQ-Contest] Some Contest-Rule Topics

Bill Coleman AA4LR aa4lr at radio.org
Wed Jul 16 19:46:20 EDT 1997

On 7/14/97 3:20 PM, Richard J Norton at n6aa at juno.com wrote:

>I would be interested in seeing opinions from this group posted here
>regarding contesting in general for the following:
>1) Should QRP and/or low-power category entrants call stations using
>high-power, and ask them to listen for their QRP/low-power signal?

By definition, if a station uses high-power, he can't possibly be a QRP 
or low-power category entrant. The question is nonsensical.

>2) If the answer to 1) is no, should there be a rule against it?

Rule against what? 

>3) Should single-band category entrants move contacts and/or multipliers
>to their band from other bands?

I've heard of it being done. At issue here would be whether it grants 
someone an "unfair" advantage.

The problem, as I see it, is that passing contacts from another band is 
quite time-consuming. I would hazard to guess that this strategy might be 
beneficial for certain multipliers, but in the long run isn't going to 
produce as many Qs as running or S & P within the band.

I'd allow it, but with the standard single-operator provision of only one 
transmitted signal at a time.

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr at radio.org
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