[CQ-Contest] Advantages not created equal

Bill Coleman aa4lr at arrl.net
Mon Aug 16 21:32:55 EDT 2004

On Aug 11, 2004, at 3:47 PM, <mark at nevus.org> wrote:

> I lost count of how many "can you QSY to 10?" we had to turn down 
> because of
> the counterproductive and unnecessary 10 minute rule which should be
> rescinded.  I wish those legions of tube-radio guys would upgrade to
> solid-state radios so we could finally bag the 10 minute rule once and 
> for
> all.

The 10 minute rule, for all of its flaws, effectively eliminates the 
use of an "Octopus" station in the competition.

What other simple, enforceable rule would exile the octopus without any 
other deleterious effects?

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr at arrl.net
Quote: "Not within a thousand years will man ever fly!"
             -- Wilbur Wright, 1901

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