[CQ-Contest] Fun With Rules

K3BU@aol.com K3BU at aol.com
Thu Sep 15 18:56:57 EDT 2005

In a message dated 9/15/2005 6:13:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
n4zr at contesting.com writes:

>>You could argue that in a case where only the callsign and the transceiver 
are different (perhaps even the same make and model), but the location, 
amplifier and antenna system are the same, the "station" is the same, regardless of 
the callsign. <<

Back in old country and old days, the callsign was assigned to STATION and 
OPERATOR. Exception were club stations. If you wanted to operate from somewhere 
else you needed to sign /M, /MM, /P. Now with liberalized FCC rules things 
Clever contesters will look hard for loopholes how to get them extra points 
and as technology advances, there is more need for tightening the rules, so 
they are clear.
Publishing contest logs after the contest will go long way to eliminate 
"creative" operating, by having competition oportunity to examine logs and point 
out problems. Way better than 3 QSO "penalty".

73 Yuri, K3BU

Oh, and what is the problem with not having own country QSOs count in CQ WW? 
Another silly (if not stooopid) rule doing what? Preventing me to put 300,000 
phony W QSOs in the log?

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