[CQ-Contest] Advantages not created equal

Bill Coleman aa4lr at arrl.net
Tue Aug 17 20:03:11 EDT 2004

On Aug 17, 2004, at 9:42 AM, Roy Maull wrote:

>         The ten minute rule was applied to the SO class to squash the 
> "so called" SO2R advantage.

What contest implements a 10 minute rule for single operators?

> It originated for the MOST class with multiple radios to preclude 
> their operating much like a MOMT station.
>         Although the SO2R station was inconvenienced a bit by this 
> rule, the true SO1R small station that primarily works S&P was the 
> most severely impacted.  It hampers the flexibility needed to maximize 
> the score by chasing mults from band to band as needed.
>         I have always considered this the worst rule ever applied to 
> the SO class.

There's no need to limit the band changes for single operators. The 
operator is the limitation, not band changes.

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr at arrl.net
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