[CQ-Contest] What's your Opinion on 2BSIQ ?
ku8e at ku8e.com
Tue Jun 2 15:21:50 EDT 2020
I know that in ARRL DX when doing a Multi-Single the run and multiplier
station are both treated as being the same radio. You have to stop
running and QSY to work a multiplier then go back to your run frequency.
With a limit of 6 band changes you would probably only have time to work
3 multipliers each hour unless you lined them up in the band map ahead
of time by listening on a 2nd radio and worked them real quick . You
could also risk losing your run frequency.
/3.4.4 Band Changes. Single Transmitter and Two Transmitter sub-category
entries are limited to six (6) band changes per clock hour per transmitter./
In CQWW you are allowed a dedicated multiplier radio that has to follow
a 10 minute rule./
/*1. Single Transmitter (MULTI-ONE):*Only one transmitted signal on one
band permitted during any 10-minute period (run station/signal).
Exception: One — and only one — other transmitted signal (multiplier
station/signal) may be used during any 10-minute period, if — and only
if — it is on a different band from the run transmitter and the station
worked is a new multiplier. The run and multiplier transmitters are
governed by independent 10-minute rules. Ten-minute periods begin with
the first QSO on a band. The log must indicate which station/signal (run
or multiplier) made each QSO. The multiplier station/signal may not call
CQ (solicit contacts). Please be sure to read the Multi-Single FAQ
section at <cqww.com/rules_faq.htm <https://cqww.com/rules_faq.htm>>./
/T/he Multi-Single rules for CQ WPX are similar to ARRL DX /:
/*1. Single-Transmitter (MULTI-ONE):*Only one transmitted signal is
permitted at any time. A maximum of ten (10) band changes may be made in
any clock hour (00 through 59 minutes). For example, a change from 20
meters to 40 meters and then back to 20 meters counts as two band
changes. Use a single serial number sequence for the entire log./
/It seems like a trip to the Caribbean as a Multi-Single for either ARRL
DX or WPX wouldn't be much fun since only one person could operate at a
On 6/2/2020 10:43 AM, K8MR via CQ-Contest wrote:
> The ARRL rule is somewhat unclear - Does the rule apply to multioperator stations?
> 2.1.2. Single-Operator stations are allowed only one transmitted signal at any given time; alternating CQs on two or more frequencies using the same band and mode is prohibited.
> And note the rule applies only to the same mode; alternating CQs between CW and SSB are OK, i.e. in the 10 meter contest.
> 73 - Jim K8MR
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rjairam at gmail.com <rjairam at gmail.com>
> To: Richard F DDonna NN3W <richnn3w at gmail.com>
> Cc: CQ-Contest Reflector <cq-contest at contesting.com>
> Sent: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 9:22 am
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] What's your Opinion on 2BSIQ ?
> "The rules for ARRL contests prohibit dual CQing on the same band:"
> This is also true for CQ sponsored contests. It is general rule IX 7.:
> "Only one signal on a band is allowed at any time. When two or more
> transmitters are present on the same band, a hardware device MUST be
> used to prevent more than one signal at any one time. Alternating CQs
> on two or more frequencies on a band is not permitted."
> Ria, N2RJ
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