[CQ-Contest] IARU Rules RE: Packet

Kenneth E. Harker kenharker at kenharker.com
Fri Jul 10 11:36:24 PDT 2009

On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 03:08:51PM -0000, Hal Kennedy wrote:
> Suppose as a Single Op, CW, I would like to use packet in the upcoming
> IARU test.  The rules state this makes me M/S (seems okay) and
> mixed-mode only (a rather harsh penalty since I'm not mixed-mode), and
> as a M/S I can't changed bands more often than every 10 minutes - which
> means I can't run SO2R.
> Is this really what we want/need?  Some reason we can have a
> single-op-assisted category?

Does every contest need an assisted category?

Why not operate the contest without packet?

Why not change the rules so that multi-ops cannot use packet, either?

Kenneth E. Harker WM5R
kenharker at kenharker.com

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