[CQ-Contest] FD Class

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Thu Jun 20 21:59:23 EDT 2013

Wind turbines might turn motors so they may NOT count.    Would it not 
be easier to say exactly what they mean lol.

Mike W0MU

On 6/20/2013 1:05 PM, Art Boyars wrote:
> 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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