[CQ-Contest] RES: M/2 Rule

John Laney 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.


John, K4BAI.

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