[CQ-Contest] 10 minute rule explained
KI9A at aol.com
KI9A at aol.com
Thu Jul 30 13:50:09 PDT 2009
Thanks for the reply, Tree. It clears it up, just a little. I understand
the idea about the multi transmitter, but, isn't the category MULTI OP,
SINGLE TRANSMITTER anyway? Still not sure how a 10 min rule would have
anything at all to do with stopping a cheater, using more than one rig. The
class seems as cut and dried as QRP, LOW POWER, and HIGH POWER.
But, they are the rules, like it or not!
73- Chuck KI9A
In a message dated 7/30/2009 11:01:12 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
tree at kkn.net writes:
> But, what is the idea behind the 10 min rule for M/S, anyway? It's
> a single transmitter, just multiple operators. What makes this any
> different than a S/O making band changes?
> Just wondering. Seems to me like a really silly rule...that's why I
> a decent explanation of why.
Without the 10 minute rule - one can just use unlimited transmitters and
operate like they were a full multi-multi. The intent of the 10 minute
rule (or a limited # of band changes/hour) is to "enforce" the intent of
the category - which is that you have two stations setup.
This is a necessary evil for multi-single or two transmitter categories.
The recent DQs in the CQ WW were a result of people who changed the times
in their log - so that it complied with the 10 minute rule - but not the
intent of the category. They were essentially unlimited multi-multis with
In the case of single-ops - there is resistance towards limiting the
operator with this rule. It would basically prevent the practice of
QSYing multipliers to different bands - and also second radio operation
where QSOs are found on a second band while running on another band.
73 Tree N6TR
tree at kkn.net
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