[CQ-Contest] M/S questions

T A RUSSELL n4kg at juno.com
Thu Nov 6 07:41:04 EST 1997

You hit the nail on the head Richard!

It's a shame there is no place for two or three aging contesters
to get together at an average home station to enjoy the CQ WW
contests.  The ARRL M/S and M2 categories do a much better
job of filling the gap between single op and M/M.  M2 is a great
way for BIG stations NOT on the East Coast to compete without
filling marginal bands with endless CQing.  Any home station
can be manned full time by 2 or 3 over-the-hill contesters in M/S.

de  Tom  N4KG

>In my opinion, the ARRL rules make for a more true M/S - that is, a
>couple guys with one radio can be competitive in the category. The CQ
>rules border on a multi/2 thing. There is no way to be competitive
>without using the 2nd radio to ferret out the new mults.  

This is so true. I have often wondered why the CQWW does not have a real
multi-single category. Their M/S category is definitely not a
no matter what they call it. 

There are many stations that would like to do a multi-op with a friend
without setting up two complete stations and having two sets of antennas.
These stations are discouraged from participanting in the CQWW as a
multi-op because of existing CQWW rules.

I don't think we have a prayer of getting a true M/S category in CQWW. it
would be too much work to implement by contest managers who are all

73, Richard


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