[CQ-Contest] When and why did rules change?
jono at enteract.com
Wed May 3 14:54:00 EDT 2000
As far as I know the rules have always stated this:
That in the Tri-bander/Single/Wire element class you must only have the
1.) A single tri-bander with a single feedline for 10,15 and 20 meters
2.) Single element OR wire antennas for 160, 80 and 40
A signle element antenna is a vertical, rotatable dipole, or whatever. It
can only be one radiating element regardless of whether it's made of
aluminum pipe or wire. It can't be an array, etc.
The rules have never said anything about antenna height AFAIK. Why should
that be a factor?
Rules seem fine to me.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Unger" <w4au at contesting.com>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 11:13 AM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] When and why did rules change?
> This year's and, from the description of the results, last year's
> WPX TS category reads "tribander/single element". When I looked at
> the 1998 results in "CQ Contest" the category was described as
> "tribander/single wire", which i show I had remembered the category
> as being described.
> I don't remember there being any discussion of this change, but my
> memory sometimes is not all that great... The reason I'm asking is
> that I don't think the escalation of antenna type was a good idea. A
> single wire is such a simple antenna while a rotating dipole(s)
> seems like a big step up from that. Does anyone know why this change
> was made?
> Also, didn't the original rules also have a height limitation for
> the tribander?
> 73 - John, W4AU
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