[CQ-Contest] Rule Changes for the CQ WW WPX SSB and CW Contests in 2021

jimk8mr at aol.com jimk8mr at aol.com
Mon Nov 16 13:42:43 EST 2020

The more troubling change to me is the essentially no-limits distributed multiops. Competitive Multi-op, especially multi-multi, over the years has been a category for conspicuous consumption station builders, combined with the chance for folks to spend a weekend hanging out with other serious contesters. With COVID I understand a place for distributing some stations over a relatively small geographical area. And likewise having remote operators operating a station with the equipment and antennas in one place.  But having a multi with transmitters and receivers in Maine and in Miami, and anywhere in between, switching back and forth between bands to take advantage of propagation advantages from a particular location, is crazy. While this change is presently just for WPX, if it is also a test run for CQWW, it's a very bad idea.
While over the years I've done a lot of multi-ops from K8AZ, mostly in the ARRL and CQWW DX tests, operating as part of a "multi" while sitting at my own station leaves me cold. And the contests benefit from having more calls available to work, rather than putting in single call "multi" efforts tying up lot of stations and people.

73  -  Jim  K8MR

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