[CQ-Contest] Guest op, categories, etc
kc5ajx at hotmail.com
Sat Nov 22 23:43:03 EST 1997
I have been following various threads on here and decided to post in
one message instead of replying to several diferent messages.
I would love to be at one of the big gun stations during a contest not
to operate a big station but to see how the big guns do it and to learn
to contest better. The reasons I can't is I have to work for a living
and thus I can't get off in time on Fri to travel to a station in time
for a contest as most I belive are a awys from here ( near the Ft worth
Dallas area in Tx). I think there is one near Austin but I'm not sure. I
could take a day or two of vacation to get arround this limitation. The
biggest deterent is I'm a smoker and thus would not be welcome in most
The categories issue I don't understand. As I see it there should be
the following classes:
SO low power
No explaintion here you are the only op and you do all of it
yourself NO Packet here under 100 watts power
SO High power
Same as above only power is above 100 watts
SO single band in the lo and high power classes
This is like the above except you stay on the same band the
More than one op but only 1 transmitter the other ops can logg
or you can change ops when 1 gets tried no problem with a
second rigs to spot multis but only one rig to transmit no run
transmitter and one to run multis the second rig is to spot only
and a backup is the run rig goes down.
Multi op low power
same as above but 100watts
Multi op High power
same as muti op but over 100watts
Single op using packet to sopt multis (as I see it this is
the same as having someone in the shack with you tuning
another rig looking for multis
more than one op and one transmitter on each band can have
other rigs to spot multis but as in the milti op only one signal per
band and/or can use packet to spot multis.
can have diferent sub classes for low power and high power (
I can't see a multi/multi running low power but if you want you
could no problem)
I know this is basicly the ARRL classes. I just think that having one
rig just to run multis and run to run CQ is not the way to go. The
classes for low and high power make since. I don't want to complete
against some one running a kw when I am running a 100 watts.
The multi single is for a few friends who want to have fun and spell
each other at the rig, and for those who want to use packet.
The multi/multi is for the contest clubs who want to get everyone
together and get on all the bands at one time these are the big guns
that will have the HIGH scores.
I know I have problably left something out and maybe offended some I
don't mean to offend anyone these are just my opions, but as the young
man posted ( I can't remeber his name or call sorry) basicly it is not
how much equiptment you have but how well you use it
As I've said before on here I am probably the most limited one on here
I have one transmitter a vetical antenna and limited to 10 meters I'll
never win any contest but I will have fun as long as 10 is opened.
As a side note I only heard 2 stations on 10 durring SS so needless
to say I didn't compete this time maybe it will be better next time.
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