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

Tom Osborne w7why at frontier.com
Mon Oct 10 12:47:59 EDT 2016

Another thing I have wondered about is the 'no amp' rule in the NAQP RTTY.

The power limit is 150 watts but a lot of the radios being used are not
capable of doing 100 watts RTTY for extended periods of time.

Only reason I see for that 'no amp' rule is that someone might cheat.
Can't figure any other reason.

In that case, they should outlaw any radio capable of more than 150 watts.
Or maybe owners of those radios are more honest than us guys with the old
Kenwoods that have to be run about 40 watts :-)  73

On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 8:20 AM, K7SV <k7sv at comcast.net> wrote:

> With the vast majority of transceivers being rated at 100W output, why
> would a contest sponsor set the limit for low power entries at anything
> more than 100W?  Those with the rigs that will run in excess of 100W can
> certainly throttle them back to 100W. Those running the typical 100W rig
> certainly cannot crank them up to 150 or 200 W.
> On the order of 20 years ago the maximum power level for low power in the
> NAQPs was 150 watts. After evaluating the effectiveness 100W vs 150W, I
> asked the sponsor to decrease the low power level to 100W. After discussing
> my findings, Bob K6ZZ kindly reduced it to 100W in the rules.
> Having made the effort to subscribe to this reflector to respond to this
> request I will counter the original suggestion, asking that the low power
> level in all contests be set at 100Watts.
> 73 de Lar K7SV

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