[CQ-Contest] CQWW Multi-Single Rule

Kelly Taylor ve4xt at mts.net
Tue Sep 13 21:30:45 EDT 2005

When the rules say there's an exception to the single transmitter rule, the
rules are saying there is an exception to the single transmitter rule. Seems
pretty clear to me.

The contest committee would be pretty naive to not recognize Randy's and
others' interpretation as allowing another transmittter as a mult station.
It's been talked about in contesting circles long enough. Since we've seen
no arguments to the contrary or rule changes in reaction...

Final say goes to the contest committee, and its silence speaks for itself.
Vive le mult station!

73, kelly

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Turner" <dezrat1242 at ispwest.com>
To: "Randy Thompson" <k5zd at charter.net>; "'Fred Dennin'"
<fdennin at numail.org>; <cq-contest at contesting.com>; "'Pete Smith'"
<n4zr at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 10:17 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] CQWW Multi-Single Rule

> At 06:56 PM 9/12/2005, Randy Thompson wrote:
> >"1. Single Transmitter (MS): Only one transmitter and one band permitted
> >during
> >any 10-minute period, defined as starting with the first logged QSO on a
> >band.
> >Exception: One-and only one-other band may be used during any 10-minute
> >period
> >if-and only if-the station worked is a new multiplier. Logs found in
> >violation of the 10-minute rule will automatically be reclassified as
> >multi-multi."
> >
> >Read carefully, it says you have one transmitter operating under the
> >10-minute rule for band changes.  Then you can have another band
> >(transmitter) that can work multipliers that has its own 10-minute rule.
> >Nothing about only one transmitted signal between the two.
> >
> >While it could be worded much clearer, all of the CQ multi-single
> >I have participated in have had two transmitters (sometimes transmitting
> >the same time).
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> As I read it, the "exception" is for another band, not another
> In other words, you may use your one and only transmitter on a second band
> for a new multiplier. Regardless of how I try to stretch the
> interpretation, I can not see where two transmitters are allowed. Is this
> incorrect?
> 73, Bill W6WRT
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