[CQ-Contest] ARRL Band Change rule

ve4xt@mts.net ve4xt at mts.net
Mon Feb 27 17:53:05 EST 2006

Honesty, and the presumption of it, is the backbone of so many rules 
(1500 watts, are you really running a tribander and wires?, you're NOT 
using e-mail to avoid busted Qs, right?) that to apply it to a 
10-minutes-in-the-chair rule doesn't seem unreasonable.

Indeed, it does seem a much better rule.

73, kelly

> From: "Rick Tavan N6XI" <rtavan at gmail.com>
> Date: 2006/02/27 Mon PM 12:16:49 CST
> To: "Pete Smith" <n4zr at contesting.com>
> CC: Michael Dinkelman <mwdink at eskimo.com>,  
cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] ARRL Band Change rule
> Stupid. So very, very stupid. The maximum achievable score of a 
> entry is lower than that of a single-op entry because of this ridiculous
> handicap.
> NCCC uses a better technique to avoid the dreaded "octopus." In the
> California QSO Party, M/S stations must observe a "ten-minutes in the 
> rule: Once an operator makes a contact, no other operator can make a 
> for 10 minutes. Better. Much, much better. It does assume honesty, 
> Anybody got any honesty?
> /Rick N6XI
> On 2/16/06, Pete Smith <n4zr at contesting.com> wrote w.r.t. ARRL DX
> Multi-Single rules:
> >
> > to 6 band changes (maximum) in any clock hour.
> >
> > changes are defined so that, for example, a change 
from 20
> > meters to 40 meters and then back to 20 meters constitutes two band 
> >
> > of the 6-band change rule or improper logging will
> > result in an entry reclassification to the Multi-operator Multitransmitter
> > class"
> >
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