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

David Robbins k1ttt at verizon.net
Tue Jan 25 05:33:46 PST 2011

if you are in a class that allows multiple transmitters or bandchanges then it is perfectly acceptible and used by most big stations.  macros to aid passing on cw and rtty are built in to n1mm logger and probably others.  we'll even pass qso's on sunday of big contests to the slower bands.

what is prohibited in many contests is going outside the contest bands or modes to recruit contacts.

Jan 25, 2011 07:57:17 AM, frank.oppedijk at avista.nl wrote:

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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