[CQ-Contest] Benefits of Multi-operator ONE Transmitter Category
T A RUSSELL
n4kg at juno.com
Mon Nov 10 06:50:49 EST 1997
BENEFITS of MULTI-Operator ONE Transmitter Category for CQ WW
de Tom Russell N4KG
1 - INCREASED PARTICIPATION (Domestic, DX, Expedition)
Many people are reluctant to enter as a serious single
operator due to the demanding time and physical
commitment necessary to produce a top score. The
M/S and M/M categories present hardware challenges
that many are unable or unwilling to surmount.
Multi-operator ONE Transmitter is the perfect category
for 2 or 3 operators at a basic home station with at
least one antenna per band. No additional antennas /
radios / computer interfaces are needed to activate.
This is an excellent way for an elmer to "show the
ropes" to budding contesters. (This is exactly how
N4KG developed WA8YVR and WN4KKN.)
This is the optimum arrangement for small Contest
Expeditions....One radio, a tribander and vertical for
the low bands with 2 or 3 people to help with installation.
2 - No Increase in Categories - Just expand the scope of
Single Operator Assisted to allow a replacement operator.
Restrict the category to ONE signal at ALL times with no
restrictions on band changes (no ten minute rule).
3 - NO CHANGES in RECORDS. Simply grandfather the
present Single Operator Assisted records to the new
Multi-ONE category since SOA entrants automatically
qualify under the expanded scope of Multi ONE.
4 - NO CHANGES to other categories. S/O, M/S, and M/M
remain intact and unchanged.
5 - This is a WIN - WIN improvement to the existing format
of the CQ WW DX Contests. Let's DO IT !
de Tom N4KG
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