[CQ-Contest] RE: Further statement on BeacoNet

w2ev at rochester.rr.com w2ev at rochester.rr.com
Wed Feb 12 13:15:01 EST 2003

The BEACONet configuration takes care of this issue.  At no time are there
two signals on the same band at the same time.
Ev, W2EV

Original Message:
From: Dan H. kb5my at starband.net
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 09:10:54 -0800
To: dhenderson at arrl.org, cq-contest at contesting.com,
vhfcontesting at contesting.com, vhf at w6yx.stanford.edu,
rvhfg_general at yahoogroups.com, packrats at mailman.qth.net
Subject: RE: Further statement on BeacoNet

Further statement on BeacoNetIf there is a CW, SSB, FM, etc. transmitter
being operated for gathering QSO's on the same band concurrently with the
BEACONet TX by the same station, does that violate the 2 transmitters on one
band rule?

  -----Original Message-----
  From: owner-vhf at w6yx.stanford.edu [mailto:owner-vhf at w6yx.stanford.edu]On
Behalf Of Henderson, Dan N1ND
  Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 05:49
  To: cq-contest; VHF Contesting.com; VHF List
  Cc: rvhfg_general at yahoogroups.com; packrats at mailman.qth.net
  Subject: Further statement on BeacoNet

  Please forward to any reflector as you deem appropriate:

  After additional review and conversation The ARRL has come to believe that
BEACONet is similar to an automated CQing system. It facilitates the
solicitation of contacts. It uses a band that is usable in the particular
contest, and QSOs are made on such radios. It uses a mode that is acceptable
for contacts in the particular contest. BEACONet seems to comply with the
letter and spirit of the contest rules.  Although this might be a "new"
concept in V/UHF contesting, it doesn't seem contrary to the rules. In view
of this interpretation, it appears to that BEACONet does not violate any
contest rules, and therefore the use of BEACONet is permissible.

  If you have questions regarding this rules interpretation, please contact
me at n1nd at arrl.org

  Thanks and 73

  Dan Henderson, N1ND
  ARRL Contest Branch Manager

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