[CQ-Contest] ARRL 10M packet rules

ted demopoulos kr1g at hotmail.com
Sat Dec 21 02:58:24 EST 2002

Hmmm, "Packet Rules" sounds like a political statement from the likes of 
Beavis and Butthead . . . .

Yes, using Packet means you're multi-op, which is perfectly logical from the 
"original" pre-packet definition of packet. And most contest and rules are 
from the pre-packett days.

And if you're multiop you are by the nature of the contest/rules required to 
be multimode if you want to be multiop, which is why I haven't consider 
multiop operation - I'd rather work on improving my less than stellar CW :)

Now, I do LOVE this contest, BUT it already has a plethora of categories. If 
we add CW assisted, SSB assisted, Multimode assisted, multiop CW,  etc etc 
there will be so many categories that making topten  will mean less 
(admittedly, I have more aluminum than skill/brains, so that *does* color my 

This contest already has plenty of categories! That said, I will refrain 
from voicing strong opinions as I'm on the rail on this one - "We don't need 
no stinking new categories" vs. "I'd love to see a Multiop CW category."

And I will NOT go as far as to repeat the popular refrain among some 
contesters of "Packet Sucks" :) I use it, just not in contests unless the 
rules encourage it.

Ted KT1V

>From: TOMK5RC at aol.com
>To: snichols at mvosprey.com, dick.green at valley.net, CQ-Contest at contesting.com
>Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] ARRL 10M packet rules
>Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 19:46:55 EST
>In a message dated 12/19/2002 4:44:29 PM Pacific Standard Time,
>snichols at mvosprey.com writes:
> >  also interpret that to mean that there are no CW ONLY or SSB ONLY
> > classes in  the MULTI-OP category, even if you don't use packet.
> >
> > I could be mistaken...
> >
>That's the truth
>Tom, K5RC
>--- StripMime Report -- processed MIME parts ---
>   text/plain (text body -- kept)
>   text/html
>CQ-Contest mailing list
>CQ-Contest at contesting.com

MSN 8 helps eliminate e-mail viruses. Get 3 months FREE*. 

More information about the CQ-Contest mailing list