[CQ-Contest] Rules Question M2 CQ WW

Randy Thompson K5ZD k5zd at charter.net
Sat Oct 8 14:33:01 EDT 2016

As we have seen with the proliferation of interlocked transmitters used by
some multi-single entrants, the definition of transmitter is not what it
seems.  Transmitter has historically meant "transmitted signal".  So a M2
entry could have two (or more) interlocked transmitters on a band.  As long
as there is never more than one signal on a band at a time, it is considered

This should probably be reconsidered in an effort to make the multi-op
categories more competitive for more stations.  But, it has become a big
area of station improvement over the past 5 years so unlikely to get the
genie back in the bottle.

Randy, K5ZD

> -----Original Message-----
> From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of
> W0MU Mike Fatchett
> Sent: Saturday, October 08, 2016 3:40 PM
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com; questions at cqww.com
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Rules Question M2 CQ WW
> I would like some clarification on the Multi 2 transmitter rule.
>  From the CQ WW Rules Website:
> *2. Two Transmitters (MULTI-TWO):* A maximum of two transmitted signals
> on two different bands may be used at any time.
> The log must indicate which transmitter made each QSO.
> Each transmitter may make a maximum of 8 band changes in any clock hour
> (00 through 59 minutes).
> Total output power must not exceed *1500 watts* on any band at any time.
> Line one says Two transmitters.  Does this really mean just two
> transmitters per the contest period?  Rig 1 and Rig 2 and you can have as
> many receivers as you want and operators but all contacts need to be made
> using rig 1 and rig 2?
> W0MU
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