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

Jeff Stai wk6i.jeff at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 02:33:14 EDT 2018

Exactly part of my point. A multiop rule set allowing SO2R would enable
checking out any band that made sense, promote an environment for advanced
training, and provide an outlet for single ops that want to operate
assisted. Win^3.

73 jeff wk6i

On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 5:06 PM, <jimk8mr at aol.com> wrote:

> Something else that merits a look is a way to make it practical for
> multiops to spend some time on dead bands, i.e. 10 meters.
> This past weekend there was a small amount of Es floating around, but
> presently the top 15 multiop scores on 3830 have a total of 19 ten meter
> QSOs, 11 of them by K5RM.
> As a single op I'd like to have a multiop be willing to QSY for a needed
> mult, something the present 10 minute rule pretty much eliminates.
> I do agree that some limitations are needed to keep two transmitters from
> becoming three or four or five or six. But there must be some middle ground
> that would let multis help provide some activity on such "dead" bands.
> 73  -  Jim  K8MR
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Stai <wk6i.jeff at gmail.com>
> To: N4ZR <n4zr at comcast.net>
> Cc: Chris Hurlbut <chriskl9a at gmail.com>; reflector cq-contest <
> CQ-Contest at contesting.com>
> Sent: Tue, Aug 7, 2018 5:51 pm
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] It's time for an Assisted category in NAQP
> Sounds more like the Multi rule needs changing to allow for single seat
> multiple operator SO2R operation. Such operations are a great way to have
> SO2R training sessions with developing contesters. Then one person can
> choose to be a multi and work assisted if they wish.
> 73 jeff wk6i
> On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 6:48 AM, N4ZR <n4zr at comcast.net> 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.
> >
> > --
> >
> > 73, Pete N4ZR

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