[CQ-Contest] FD Class

Art Boyars 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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