[CQ-Contest] Comments on CQWW Rules

Hank Greeb n8xx at arrl.org
Tue Jun 24 12:55:15 EDT 2014

I think the FCC has it right.  Every 10 minutes complies with the law.  
If you wish to ID more often, that's your prerogative.

What's all the fuss, anyway?  If I run across a LID who isn't IDing 
often enough for my taste, I just find some other station to work.

Besides, the "big guns" generally "run" in a contest, sometimes have a 
2nd receiver to catch rarer DX, but spend little time doing S&P.

For me, with my "mighty 5 watts to an antenna proven to be somewhat 
better than a dummy load buried 6' underground" most of my operation is 
S&P at a rate which is akin to watching paint dry.

72/73 de n8xx Hg
QRP >99.4% of the time

On 6/24/2014 12:00 PM, cq-contest-request at contesting.com wrote:
> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:48:38 -0400
> From: "Carol Richards"<n2mm at comcast.net>
> To:<cq-contest at contesting.com>
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Comments on CQWW Rules
> Hello,
> While it is a step in the right direction, ID'ing in a timely manner; i.e 1 minute, it is too subjective and will easily be violated. Please consider a more definitive approach....something like: id'ing must be done at least every 3-5 qsos. Most good ops ID more often than that. Even if a station is running at 5 qsos/minute, waiting for the call of a station will not cause the listener that much of a loss of valuable time.
> Carol

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