[CQ-Contest] M/S band change rule in ARRL DX?

Mike Gilmer - N2MG n2mg at contesting.com
Thu Feb 19 05:10:50 EST 2004

--- Tonno Vahk <tonno.vahk at mail.ee> wrote:
> I haven't done Multi Op in ARRL for some 
> time thus looked at the rules today after 
> a while. It was surpise for me that only 
> 6 band changes are allowed for M/S.

Yes, that's it.  It used to be a ten-minute 
band-change rule, but I like the 6-changes-per-hour
rule better.

> And there is no word about the second station being
> able to work multpliers only (like in CQWW??).

The "second" and any other radios are good as back-ups 
and for filling the bandmap.  Not like CQWW at all.  
A "true" multi-operator/single-transmitter.

> Not much fun really for a larger group than
> maybe 2-3 people.

Yes, that's one of the "limitations" of the ARRL M/S. 
Makes for a different experience than the CQWW design.

Mike N2MG

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