[CQ-Contest] RES: RES: M/2 Rule

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Wed Sep 21 07:25:53 EDT 2005

I'm surprised that contest sponsors haven't gotten on this with technology, not just for multis but for SO2R/3R/4R as well.  There is an inexpensive gadget out there called the Time Machine (http://www.expandedspectrumsystems.com/prod2.html) that permits recording 80 KHz of any amateur band for 6 hours at a pop.  Set up two with some care (making sure both VCRs were time-synched to the same TV station) and you could document this sort of rule violations with absolute impartiality and accuracy. Just the threat of such a thing might clean up a lot of the violations.

73, Pete N4ZR

 At 09:11 AM 9/20/2005, K4RO Kirk Pickering wrote:
>On Tue, Sep 20, 2005 at 06:36:09AM -0300, PY5EG wrote:
>> In my personal opinion the lock out is the only real way to prevent the
>> break in the rules specially in big MM stations when operating as M/2.
>I agree with Oms.
>Unfortunately, it's apparently OK to violate this rule,
>at least in phone SS. Last year, several stations reported 
>hearing the winning multi-op simultaneously on more than 
>one band. We could hear the other ops shouting out reports
>from other operating positions while we copied our own.
>They could also be heard on two receivers on two different
>bands simultaneously.  
>If they had a lock-out, it wasn't working properly. It may 
>have been a mistake, but it happened repeatedly. They were 
>not DQ'ed, and instead were rewarded with the winning trophy.
>I guess we'll have to configure for multi-multi this year
>if we want to compete in phone SS.
>-Kirk  K4RO
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