[CQ-Contest] Advantages not created equal

Bill Coleman aa4lr at arrl.net
Tue Aug 17 20:05:59 EDT 2004

On Aug 17, 2004, at 11:29 AM, Kevin J. Rowett wrote:

>> What other simple, enforceable rule would exile the octopus without 
>> any
>> other deleterious effects?
> Consider the version of the 10 minute rule now used in the California
> QSO Party - Once an operator starts, that Op must remain at the 
> transmitter
> for 10 minutes.  He can do anything the station is capable of - all 
> other
> ops are restricted from transmitting.  This effectively keeps a M/S 
> station
> from having the M/M "octopus" advantage.

And how do we enforce this rule? It's pretty clear whether or not a 
station has changed bands. It's in the log. Operator changes, however, 
are either not logged, or are subject to manipulation without penalty.

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr at arrl.net
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             -- Wilbur Wright, 1901

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