[CQ-Contest] PTT control SO2R CW (was: Portable contest rigs)

Scott Robbins w4pa at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 7 08:59:06 EDT 2005


>Not to pour petrol on the fire or anything, but we have folks with
>connection with vendors that go without CW PTT questioning those
>who use CW PTT.

>It is the likes of a SONY that can try to dictate to the consumer
>electronics market how things should be done - otherwise products
>tend to be designed so that they can be used like similar products.

OK, fair enough.  

A Ten-Tec Orion can be used for PTT-operated CW for contesting.  

My personal opinion is that an SO2R CW contest stations built around
PTT control of station equipment violates the KISS rule and is an
overall handicap to a serious single op contest operation.  

Scott W4PA

W4PA 2005-2006 Contest Calendar
Sept 11:  CW Sprint SOABHP
Oct 29/30:  CQ WW SSB SOABHP @ VY2ZM as VY2PA
Nov 5/6: CW SS casual operation SOABHP, home QTH
Nov 18/19:  SS SSB M/S as K4JNY @ K4JNY.  6 ops.
Nov 25/26:  CQ WW CW M/2 - PJ2T
Feb 11: CW Sprint SOABHP
Feb 18/19: ARRL DX CW - unknown
Mar 4/5: ARRL DX SSB M/2 - PJ2T (tentative)
Mar 25/26: WPX SSB M/S as KM9P @ K4JNY
May 27/28: WPX CW SOABHP as KM9P @ K4JNY

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