[CQ-Contest] What's your Opinion on 2BSIQ ?

Jukka Klemola jpklemola at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 06:12:55 EDT 2020

My fifty Euro Cents:

Having just returned home from OH0V, I am puzzled.

I am not a gifted one.
I found no way to synchronize a person answering my TEST OH0V on left radio
by sending 'OH0V de HisCall' at 28wpm, then replying as his message 'tnx
cfm' at 28 wom, followed by 5nn at 45 wpm and a mind blowing three letter
acronym 'atn' at some speed in between the two speeds, followed by '1t9
109' at some other speed and finalizing his message transmission by 'gm 73
e e' at 28 wpm.

Meanwhile on the right radio, I had another station answering by his call
at 35 wpm and for message that contester on the right radio sent enn t87
keeping the consistent speed of 35 wpm.

I logged them both, eventually .. and another two more guys on the right
radio before pressing LogIt button for the friend on the left radio.

To clarify, my speed was 32 wpm on both radios for any and all of my

You asking me about my thoughts about this and maybe two hundred-ish
similar moments with my two radios.
My primary thought is I am not a good enough operator to get, make or
create any sync on left vs right radio incidents.

After a moment to ponder this subject, digging The Force within:
I value all and any QSO the radios produce. Both radios, any and all QSOs.

But my thoughts are kind of puzzled.
There are many fashions in the World. Any fashion producing QSOs is a good

Jukka OH6LI
.. was at OH0V. Did not see Kilroy there ..

ti 2. kesäk. 2020 klo 9.39 Jeff Clarke (ku8e at ku8e.com) kirjoitti:

> I was wondering what everyone's thoughts are about 2BSIQ ? Do you think
> it's fair to group those who operate this way in with a traditional
> single-operator or should it (and SO2R) be a separate category? I've
> found by looking at the 3830 claimed scores that those who do 2BSIQ come
> close to doubling the score of everyone else.
> There's also a technically in the rules for most contests that you
> aren't really on a band unless you are transmitting. I just happened to
> come across a video on YouTube of a well known contester who recorded
> himself operating 2BSIQ. What he did is when he was operating on one
> band and in the middle of a QSO  he would be CQing on another band. So
> he was basically doing a Multi-2 minus transmitting at the same time
> with one operator and managing two pileups of stations calling him. Also
> consider that if you are Multi-Single you're limited to how many QSY's
> you can make on a 2nd radio while doing Single-Op SO2R there is no
> limitation. Is that really fair?  For M/S why not just allow unlimited
> QSY's on your 2nd radio  if you're only working multipliers on that
> station. It would be pretty easy to for those checking your log to
> validate this.
> CQ kind of addresses these issues but why are the Classic rules
> different between CQWW and CQ WPX? I want to operate more than 24 hours
> in CQWW.  There isn't anything classic about only allowing 24 hours in
> CQWW. It's basically a category for old guys that can't do more than 24
> hours anymore. Also why isn't there a Tribander/Single Element category
> in CQWW?  Plus this category in WPX says you can't use a receive
> antenna. What's going on with that?
> Why not make these categories consistent between all CQ sponsored
> contests using the WPX definition of Classic and Tribander/Single Element ?
> *CQWW Rules :*
> /1. Classic Operator (CLASSIC): The entrant will use only one radio, no
> QSO finding assistance, and may operate up to 24 of the 48 hours – off
> times are a minimum of 60 minutes during which no QSO is logged. If the
> log shows more than 24 hours of operation, only the first 24 hours will
> be counted for the overlay score. The one radio must not be able to
> receive while transmitting. Single Operator Assisted entries are not
> eligible for this category./
> *CQ WPX Rules :*
> /1. Tribander/Single Element (TB-WIRES): During the contest an entrant
> shall use only one (1) tribander (any type, with a single feed line from
> the transmitter to the antenna) for 10, 15, and 20 meters and
> single-element antennas on 40, 80, and 160 meters. Separate receiving
> antennas are not permitted in this category./*
> *
> /3. Classic Operator (CLASSIC): The entrant will use only one radio, no
> QSO finding assistance, and the one radio must not be able to receive
> while transmitting. Operator Assisted entries are not eligible for this
> category./
> /
> /
> *ARRL DX Rules :*
> The Multi-Single rules for ARRL DX are even worse. You have to take time
> away from your run station to work multipliers on a 2nd band. But there
> aren't any QSY limitations for a single-operator. So like the CQ
> contests you can operate like a traditional multi-2 station in a CQ
> contest without any limitations. ARRL - Why not add a Classic -
> Tribander/Single Element category like CQ has?
> /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./
> /
> /
> I hope those who operate 2BSIQ in contests  don't take my comments
> personally. I'm not against the technological advances we have in
> contesting these days. I just think it's fair to those who don't have
> the means to have all the equipment necessary to do this not be grouped
> in with those who do.
> Jeff KU8E
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