[CQ-Contest] M/S 10 Meter Contest - Question for Entrants

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Wed Dec 19 10:51:41 EST 2001

In a message dated Wed, 19 Dec 2001  8:08:58 AM Eastern Standard Time, "Igor Sokolov" <ua9cdc at mail.ur.ru> writes:

> > I'm also disappointed in the "ruling" on the definition of multi-single
> for
> > this contest.  It goes against all other precedents that are close to this
> > situation, like in IARU for example where multi-singles do have a 10
> minute
> > rule that does apply to mode as well as band changes.
> >
> > Bob N5NJ
>  I think the only limitation for the MS should be 1 signal at a time. 10
> minute rule criples MS cathegory and makes it boring. In fact single op
> using 2 radio and not tied up with 10 minute rule limitation may have
> advantage over MS when the rate is slow.
> 10 minute rule lowers MS activity on the not so well populated bands and
> make contest less interesting for all the participants.
> At the same time it is so easy to make provision for the ONLY ONE SIGNAL AT
> A TIME with just relays that control PTT line of all the radios.
> 73, Igor UA9CDC

I think we all agree that band change limitations are not as much fun. It's just that some folks are not abiding by the one signal at a time rule. The band change limits make sure that everyone is playing by the same rules...



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