[CQ-Contest] CQWW Multi-Single Rule

Bruce Horn bhorn at hornucopia.com
Wed Sep 14 09:35:47 EDT 2005

At 07:27 PM 9/13/2005, K6KM wrote:
>Let's stop this nonsense and  find a way to force the "authorities"
>of CQWW contests to provide us with a meaning that we
>all can understand.

Although I agree that the published rules could be clearer on the M/S 
issue, the fine details of M/S operation in CQWW are provided in the CQWW 
Contest Handbook published in 1994 by Bob Cox, K3EST. The first of the FAQs 
on the M/S category addresses the question of the number of transmitters:

1. How many stations can I have as a Multi single?
    You can have as many as you want. However, only one run station and one 
multiplier station are allowed to operate within any particular 10 minute 

73 de Bruce, WA7BNM  (bhorn at hornucopia.com)

>Bill K6KM
>Bill Turner wrote:
> >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 
> operations
> >>I have participated in have had two transmitters (sometimes transmitting at
> >>the same time).
> >>
> >>
> >
> >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >
> >As I read it, the "exception" is for another band, not another transmitter.
> >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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