[CQ-Contest] Fun With Rules [long, sorry]

k7qq k7qq at netzero.net
Mon Sep 19 17:07:55 EDT 2005

There was a time in which 2 diferent clubs in the NW would take a list of
operators  from the Field Day site then set in a mobile a 100 yards or so
down the road and work every station the club had up and running on each
band and mode with the calls of every club member call it could come up with
to pad the scores,  much bragging between these  2 clubs as to who won Field

One of the clubs no longer exist  ,  the other is a very old club.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Jimk8mr at aol.com>
To: <n4zr at contesting.com>; <CQ-Contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 01:29
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Fun With Rules [long, sorry]

> Well, I don't feel insulted by the NCCC's use of multiple stations at a
> given location.  I consider it a mild form of flattery by imitation.
> Rule 3.4 is not about what constitutes a "station".  It just says  that
> unlike most other contests, you can't work N4ZR six times, once on each HF
> What all that other language says is that "manufactured" contacts aren't
> allowed.  Back in the glorious days of serious competition among college
> stations, we at W8EDU discussed, but never did, taking the club's
> rig to a dorm and drag in the 40 or so hams on campus to give EDU  a qso
> That would be manufacturing!   And it would have had a  big effect at a
> when 800 qsos was a big score in CW SS.
> I see nothing wrong with operating with multiple callsigns, giving out
> to anybody who wants to call in.  In fact, if we want to extend full
> CW contesting beyond 10 years or so from now, we'll have to allow and
> encourage it.
> I would suggest a better rule would be:  A  station/transmitter/operator
> make qsos under more than one callsign.   However, once a second or
> call is used, no qsos may be made using any  previous callsign.
> So anyone could borrow a few callsigns and when things got slow, start
> with a fresh callsign.  What he couldn't do is find a friend, work him
> multiple calls, then move on to find another friend and work him with the
> multiple calls, etc.
> But meanwhile, with the present rules, I'll be out visiting my various
> friends in early November.  I hope nobody minds having someone new to work
as the
> weekend goes on. And if all goes well, I'll be able to do what I think
> only done once in my SS traveling - my combined score beating what WP3R
> by only working people one time.
> Anyone else want to find some unused stations and join in the fun?
> 73  -  Jim   K8MR    (Hopefully also at  N8TR, AC8E, K8AZ, and maybe W8AJ
> CW SS)
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