[CQ-Contest] CAC Issues need comments
k3lr at frogger.lm.com
Tue Sep 30 00:32:45 EDT 1997
The ARRL Contest Advisory Committee (CAC) is studying the issues
listed below. Your ARRL division representative would like to
have your input before he is asked for his formal vote.
Send your comments to cac at arrl.org
Every CAC member is on the CAC reflector. Your comments are
valuable in helping the CAC formulate suggestions that are
forwarded to the ARRL Membership Services Committee (MSC).
The MSC will then decide if a change to an ARRL contest is
***ARRL VHF/UHF Contests: The CAC committed to look at the
rover rule that was put into effect 2 years ago. Is the current
rule working as intended? Should something be added to attract
more rovers? What, if anything is wrong with the current
rule? (Can someone post this issue to the VHF reflector?)
***ARRL RTTY Roundup: With RTTY popularity reaching all time
highs, should the offtime rule be changed in the ARRL RTTY
Contest to match the ARRL Sweepstakes contest?
The RTTY contest and Sweepstakes are both 30 hours long.
Stations in both contests may operate a maximum of 24 hours.
6 hours must be taken as off time.
The ARRL RTTY contest's 6 hours of offtime must be taken
in 2 single blocks of time. There is no minimum time for
these 2 offtimes.
The ARRL Sweepstakes contest rules say that off times must
not be less than 30 minutes in length and total 6 hours.
You could have 1 off time of 6 hours or 12 offtimes
of 30 mins each or some combination in-between the two.
The Sweepstakes offtime rule allows greater flexibility.
What do you think? Should the CAC recommend changing the
ARRL RTTY offtime rule?
Should the ARRL Sweepstakes administer a College/University
club competition? This is being done by others now and the
CAC would like to know if you think it should become a
permanent part of the ARRL Sweepstakes write-up? Can you
suggest any rules with respect to this competition if it
was suggested to the MSC?
Please send your comments on any or all of the above to
cac at arrl.org
as soon as possible.
Your CAC representatives are:
Great Lakes K4UU
New England W6PH
Rocky Mountain N2IC
West Gulf W5ASP
Tim K3LR Chairman ARRL CAC
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