[CQ-Contest] Field day no-coders?

David Gilbert davidg at primenet.com
Thu Jun 1 07:38:20 EDT 2000

Pete, I agree fully.  The rules allow any station to have even unlicensed
operators as long as a licensed op is in control of it.  The Field Day rule
merely specifies novice/tech control ops for the novice/tech station.

Dave  AB7E

At 05:29 AM 6/1/00 +0000, Pete Smith wrote:
>At 10:21 PM 5/31/00 EDT, KI9A at aol.com wrote:
>>hey gang,  I have a question about field day--on the novice/tech station,
>>a we use a couple of tech +'s to set up & operate the novice/tech station, 
>>using a TECH+ call,  can a NO-CODE tech operate & help set-up?
>>just wondering, we have a no-coder who wants to get his feet wet, since the 
>>HF stations are full of "hard-core guys", novice station seems like the 
>>obvious place to start..
>>what do you think??
>>From a legal standpoint, as long as a Tech+ is present to serve as the
>control op, sure, but are your "hard-core" folks really that "hard?"  On
>our FDs, there is always plenty to do till the gun sounds, but lots of
>operating time available on the "regular" stations, and no reason a Tech
>couldn't operate one of them too, under the same control op standard.
>Yhe FD rule somebody cited was clearly intended to prevent operation of the
>novice/tech station by HIGHER class ops, not to negate opportunities for
>no-code Techs to be exposed to FD.
>73, Pete Smith N4ZR
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