[CQ-Contest] Field Day Rules
w1rm at comcast.net
Sun Jun 5 10:45:55 EDT 2016
The rule, as we changed it simply said once you made a contact on a band/mode you could not qsy to another band/mode for 10 minutes. That rule has been changed so now all form and manner of band switching can occur. Mechanical devices/lockouts are one thing but two ops looking at each other and giving hand signals is another.
The rule should be uncomplicated and revert back to the original as was done by CAC years ago. If 10 minutes on a band is too long, make it 5.
From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of John E Bastin
Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2016 10:20 PM
To: CQ-Contest Reflector <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Field Day Rules
On Jun 3, 2016, at 18:56, Ed Sawyer <sawyered at earthlink.net> wrote:
> "The use of switching systems that allow for lockouts
> in order to use multiple transmitters (i.e., an "octopus") in an
> attempt to enter a lower-number-of-transmitters
> class are prohibited (i.e. using 2 transmitters that can transmit
> simultaneously, with two operators, and a lock-out
> system and entering class 1A). The use of simulcasting devices which
> allow a single operator to key and transmit on more than one
> transmitter at a time, is prohibited."
> "The use of more than one transmitter at the same time on a single
> band-mode is prohibited.”
> It is hard to understand what the intent of these rules are. Is
> traditional SO2R operation allowed? It kind of seems so but is hard
> to be sure
Read what the rules say. “i.e. Using 2 transmitters that can transmit *simultaneously*…”
"The use of simulcasting devices which allow a single operator to key and transmit on *more than one transmitter at a time*, is prohibited.”
This has nothing to do with SO2R. “Traditional” SO2R has one operator operating two transmitters, but *never* involves both transmitters transmitting at the same time.
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