[CQ-Contest] FD Class
artboyars at gmail.com
Thu Jun 20 15:05:51 EDT 2013
Going to the source, the Rules on the ARRL web site:
"6.9. Batteries may be charged while in use. Except for Class D stations
[i.e., home stations], the batteries must be charged from a power source
other than commercial power mains. To claim the power multiplier of five,
the batteries must be charged from something other than a motor driven
generator or commercial mains."
So you may charge the battery while in use, but not from the mains. If you
charge from a motor-driven alternator or generator you lose the 5x battery
mult, but I guess you remain in the battery Class. Battery Classes are
also limited to 5W. "Other terms and conditions may apply"
"You could look it up." -- C. Stengel.
73, Art K3KU
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