[CQ-Contest] Question...Power

Rex Maner k7qq at netzero.net
Mon Oct 28 15:06:01 EDT 2013

DALE  DALE   QRX, I want to set up a sked for the first 2 minutes on 40M as
I don't want to miss WY for a sweep, and I will make sure if there is some
QRM that I don't run the AMP over 99.9W (ha ha)  

Good Luck in SS   

Quack   aka K7QQ

-----Original Message-----
From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of
Dale Putnam
Sent: Monday, October 28, 2013 6:20 PM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Question...Power

and to maintain the "rule of thumb" that says I need to run my finals at
approx 25% of full out, or 25% of Plate dissipation, and I want to operate
in the 100 watt output class.. then the amp/radio would be "rated" at say
500 watt pep... out... to be conservative and still stay within the rules?OR
maybe I want to maintain a very clean signal, and run the Alpha (the 5kw out
model).. at a very conservative level of 100 watts, because the exciter only
makes key down 5 watts? I guess I am starting to wonder, just exactly where
is it the end of trying to govern the actionsrather than accept the word....
when do we start controlling the amp.. from the contest committeehome
office.. to insure that someone doesn't, in a weak moment, fail to stay
under the rated power?Have we slipped so far into the abyss that no one can
accept the signature on the line that says...
"I followed the rules"????  Is it that there are a "few" rotten apples... or
is it that the whole barrel is spoiled?Who is it that can stand up and say,
that they have NEVER let the power slip up.. too high? Is there no end to
the regulation? Shoot.. lets just put it all on the internet, and run it
controlled. every aspect of the transmitter to be controlled entirely by the
contest committee. Power, modulation, splatter, duty cycle, id requirements,
cleanliness of transmitted signal, and while we're at it.. clean up the
language, no "bad words". Seems good to me. 
That should make contesting so very much more attractive to the new comers. 

Have a great day, 
--...   ...--
Dale - WC7S in Wy

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