[CQ-Contest] Mult passing: is it okay to use?

Bob Naumann W5OV at W5OV.COM
Tue Jan 25 05:28:06 PST 2011


As long as your entry category permits more than one signal on the air at
the same time, passing of multipliers is one of the most effective methods
of increasing multiplier counts.

For example, if you are multi-multi, you can ask someone you work on one
band to qsy to work your station on another band pretty much at any time you
want - as long as you don't violate the one signal per band on the air at
one time rule.

If you are multi-single, you have to be careful about not violating band
change restrictions. In other words, if you are running on one band, you
can't just flip around on all the other bands looking for stations to pass
to the band you're running on. The exact rules for multi-single can vary
depending upon which contest you are participating in at the time.

What class of entry is your group planning and for which contest? It might
be better to discuss some specifics to be clear about what is and what is
not allowed.


Bob W5OV

-----Original Message-----
From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Frank R. Oppedijk
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:36 AM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Mult passing: is it okay to use?

Hi group,

I'm a member of the PA6Z contest group and we're about to take up a 
technique that we haven't used earlier, namely that of multiplier 
passing. With this, I mean: asking a station on the band to QSY to 
another band, in order to also make a QSO on that other band.

Voices went up saying that the technique of multiplier passing would 
be not allowed to use in some / most / all contests. Or at the least 
that it was a technique that would be frowned upon by the contest community.

I am not aware of multiplier passing as being prohibited, or having a 
negative aura, and wonder if anyone of you has a definitive answer. 
And does the contest community frown upon the use of mult passing as 
a technique to increase the multiplier count?

Thank you, 73,

Frank PA4N

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