[CQ-Contest] It's time for an Assisted category in NAQP

Jeff Clarke ku8e at ku8e.com
Tue Aug 7 10:49:14 EDT 2018

Not only that. For years the powers to be have been saying that having 
everyone run low power levels the playing field. Sorry but that's not 
true. In the January NAQP SSB I ran high power to prove a point. I made 
860 QSO's in about 9 hours. The top SOLP score made 1525 QSO's.  BTW I 
didn't submit my log. The playing field isn't level because the majority 
of the top scores operate from bigger stations and they do SO2R, 
probably dual CQing on two different bands. Is that fair that someone 
with a smaller station has to be grouped into the same category? I wish 
more contest sponsors would have a tribander/wires category like they do 
in some of the CQ contests.


On 8/7/2018 09:48 AM, N4ZR wrote:
> Judging by the commentary recently on various reflectors (and my own 
> experience last weekend), it is time for NAQP to institute an Assisted 
> category, rather than lumping all one-transmitter assisted stations 
> into Multi-2.  The M-2 class's band change rule makes zero sense for 
> one transmitter assisted - I'll be losing credit for some QSOs because 
> it never occurred to me that it would cover a single-transmitter 
> competitor.
> ARRL 160 CW and ARRL 10M contests got rid of this anachronism a few 
> years ago - it's time for NAQP to follow suit.  I don't know who 
> decides such things, but trust that Chris will know who needs to take 
> action.

*Jeff Clarke*
Information Technology Professional
Ellerslie, Georgia

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