[CQ-Contest] Bad practices identified
Bob Naumann - N5NJ
n5nj at gte.net
Thu Jul 20 00:53:32 EDT 2000
In your first example, I believe that if you detect that an SO2R guy
has left and you start calling CQ and work someone - the frequency is
now yours. There's no 60 second grace period. I feel it's fair game
the instant he goes. You may have to fight to retain it once the SO2R
guy comes back, but this is a *competition* after all, isn't it ? If
you don't get a run going and he returns, and re-establishes his run,
you should give up and go away as you've lost this minor "battle" in
For the other one, this practice is clearly against the rules and
anyone doing so should feel guilty and lose sleep over it. There are
much more commonly practiced variants - usually by multi-single
stations outside the U.S. using multiple callsigns.
Robert E. Naumann
N5NJ / V26O
N5NJ at arrl.net
Plano, TX USA
ex KR2J, V26RN, W6V, WA2OVE
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> I have run into two bad practices on holding a run frequency.
> With the advent of SO2R and/or 2 VFO transceivers its common for a
> contestant to leave a run frequency to work a multiplier and return.
> However, if the contestant leaves a frequency open for over 60
> then I feel its fair game. I found a open slot in a recent contest
> and in the midst of the third QSO another station came on and told
> this was his frequency. He had been gone for at least 90 seconds.
> told him to find another frequency.
> The second practice is having someone hold the frequency
> (pre-arranged). I feel that if this is a single operator then the
> is subject to being moved to multi operator. Fortunately this is
> a common practice, and its hard to prove. It borders on illegal and
> is poor sportsmanship.
> 73 Dave K4JRB
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