[CQ-Contest] modest proposal ...up to 200w

Larry Gauthier (K8UT) K8UT at charter.net
Mon Oct 10 10:33:05 EDT 2016


>With many modern transceivers now offering a top wattage of 200 watts...

Looking at the category of transceivers that produce 200 watts, it is not the word "modern" that distinguishes them from other rigs, but the word "expensive." These are typically the upper-end of the manufacturers' product line and the manufacturers demand upper-end pricing. A huge segment of the contesting community - not just K3 owners - would be disadvantaged by your proposal.

I personally think the current 100 watt distinction provides a reasonable distinction between QRP and the full legal limit, and see no compelling reason to change that.

-larry (K8UT)
-----Original Message----- 
From: Charles Harpole 
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2016 3:56 AM 
To: CQ-Contest Reflector 
Subject: [CQ-Contest] modest proposal ...up to 200w 

With many modern transceivers now offering a top wattage of 200watts, how
about aligning the category of medium power to 200watts??

Ok, I guess K3 owners will become upset, but some feel that radio is so
superior, shouldn't they have to take a little handicap?

I told you my proposal is modest, but then I read Jonathan Swift.  73,

Charly, HS0ZCW
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