[CQ-Contest] The Skimmer Rule Challenge - New Category?
Joe Subich, W4TV
w4tv at subich.com
Fri Jun 20 10:32:43 EDT 2008
> This category would not compete with the traditional category, and
> it would not matter whether the winning score is double that of
> the other category.
Rather than completely "tossing over" the traditional categories,
it would be easier to adopt a simplified EIRP calculation for "power"
and perhaps one additional category based on "number of receivers."
Something along the lines of:
SO Classic: one operator, computer logging, memory keyers, one
transceiver, and no receiver capable of duplex operation
SO Unlimited: one operator, computer logging, memory keyers,
one transceiver, receivers capable of duplex operation
SO Plus: one operator, computer logging, memory keyers, one
transceiver, receivers cable of duplex operation, plus
packet/telnet/IRC cluster alerting.
SO Classic would be have QRP, Low and High power subclasses.
SOU and SOP would have low and high power subclasses.
The result would be relatively easy to administer, define classes
based only on "resources" (both technology and human), be flexible
regarding future technology, and represent minimal increased cost
for the sponsor. It also gives the operator the ability to choose
an appropriate level of technology and/or input from other persons
for his own situation. If an operator does not want to compete
with those receiving help from others they can avoid SOP ... if
they do not want to compete with those using two receivers (or any
kind) they can choose SO Classic.
... Joe, W4TV
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