[CQ-Contest] Band changes

David Robbins K1TTT k1ttt at arrl.net
Sun Aug 7 17:50:37 EDT 2005

Start over again... go read the rules, there are lots or problems with your
question: http://www.ncjweb.com/naqprules.php
First, there is no m/m class, only single op and multi-2.
Second, to count as a 'break' it must be 30 minutes.
Third, if you are the only operator, not using spotting nets, or any other
help you are single op, and there is no 10 minute rule so you can change
band as often as you want, which is what the other guys were doing... so
limber up and figure out how to change bands fast and make more qso's and
multipliers as long as you are single op.

David Robbins K1TTT
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:cq-contest-
> bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Tom Osborne
> Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2005 16:38
> To: CQ-Contest
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Band changes
> In the NAQP last night, I had quite a few requests to QSY to 160.  I did
> and worked all the stations that asked me to go there.
> Question is, when I go to 160 to work CA, that is not a new mult for me,
> even though I am a mult for the other station.  After I get there, I guess
> I have to take a 10 minute break or tune around and see if there are any
> other stations.  Most of the time I just went back to 80.
> If I don't stay for 10 minutes, then I guess I will be reclassified as a
> M/M.  How can that be if I am the only guy here?  Another option is to
> take any Q's that I made after I got back to 80 out of my log that were
> made in that 10 minute period.  I think the 10 minute rule is a stupid
> rule.
> Or I guess I could just tell the station on the other end that I don't
> want to go to 160, even if I am a mult for the guy.  I worked 1 station on
> 40 and me moved me to 80 and 160.  It was 3 mults for him, but no mults
> for me.  But I did it anyway cause I'm a good guy :-).  But if I went to
> 80, worked him as not a new one for me, then went to 160, also not a new
> mult for me, I just messes up my log as to what class I am in.  So I see
> there are 2 options--don't QSY for someone, or just do it and then take a
> break or something.
> It is not like I made a big score or anything, or this is going to take me
> out of the top 10, but it does seem to be a problem.  73 and thanks for
> the Q's last nigh
> Tom W7WHY
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