[CQ-Contest] Field Day Rules

Steve London n2icarrl at gmail.com
Sun Jun 5 12:24:29 EDT 2016


I went back and reread the thread from last year, and while some folks 
respectfully disagreed with you, you were not "dumped on".

Can someone explain what the 2B1 category is ? 2 radios, 1 operator. SO2R ?

Steve, N2IC

On 06/04/2016 11:50 AM, K5WA wrote:
> Ed,
> You are about to discover that you will be dumped on, like I was last year
> for asking the same question, by the folks who wrote this rule.  Get your
> flak jacket firmly zipped.  ;-)
> This antiquated rule must have personal and political origins designed to
> remove innovation sharing from FD.  An SO2R setup CAN'T transmit on 2
> frequencies at one time so I would agree with your assessment that SO2R
> would be allowed and encouraged to promote the innovative education that FD
> is all about.  Lots of guys never get to see what an SO2R station looks like
> and FD is the perfect, no pressure "contest" to see it in operation.  The
> way the "octopus" rule reads is that one guy is keying multiple transmitters
> simultaneously (i.e. NOT interleaved).  Now that is crazy but I guess
> somebody did it and thus the rule was born.  The current rule really only
> limits the method used to switch bands.  If you have a guy with a quick
> wrist that can switch your manual antenna switch back and forth really fast
> between contacts, THAT is OK but if you use an electronic means for that
> switching, the supposed intent of this vague rule apparently wants to
> eliminate the electronic method of doing the same thing.
> Good luck and have fun at FD!
> Bob  K5WA
> 5,4,3,2,1. trolling about to start    ;-)
>>>> 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.
> Ed N1UR
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