[CQ-Contest] RES: M/2 Rule
k4bai at worldnet.att.net
Mon Sep 19 16:07:06 EDT 2005
In every multi-op contest that I have done at W8JI and W4AN in recent
years, we had lock-out systems to prevent "extra" stations from
transmitting at the same time.
At the M/M station, NQ4I, we have search and pounce stations with
lock-outs to prevent more than one signal on the band at the same time.
This is why you will sometimes hear our run station suddenly be
interrupted in the middle of some sort of information. I hope you will
be patient with us as we will be "right back."
I am very uncomfortable with extra stations unless there is a lock-out
of some sort. I am aware of multi-op stations where there are great
efforts to prevent multiple transmissions in violation of the rules. At
the best, it is almost impossible to prevent unintentional violations on
occasion. At other multi-op stations, there is no attempt at
compliance, and I'd prefer not to operate at such stations.
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