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

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Tue Nov 17 11:06:43 EST 2020

MartyWhat good is that unless you want to be a PT contester? They would only count your first 24 hours and that's what would be published in the results.JeffSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Marty Sullaway <marty.sullaway at gmail.com> Date: 11/17/20  8:55 AM  (GMT-05:00) To: Dave Edmonds <dave at pkministrywebs.com> Cc: cq-contest at contesting.com, John Crovelli <w2gd at hotmail.com> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Rule Changes for the CQ WW WPX SSB and CW Contests
  in 2021 Dave,You can operate 36 hours. Only the first 24 hours will be applied to youroverlay score.MartyNN1COn Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 8:06 AM Dave Edmonds <dave at pkministrywebs.com>wrote:> I agree totally with John, W2GD! Classic should be 36 hours.  We are more> than able to spin the knob for 36 hours.>> 73> Dave WN4AFP>> On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 6:55 PM John Crovelli <w2gd at hotmail.com> wrote:>> > As the result of this rule change announcement, operators who prefer to> > operate without assistance are left with a single choice: 'Classic' .> >> > But even this entry option has been substantially modified with more> > limitations imposed in terms of operating time and competition by power> > levels.> >> > There are no longer both a High Power and Low Power Classic option as> > existed previously ... now just one big 'Classic' group where the HP> > stations will unquestionably prevail over LP entrants.  Does this> encourage> > competition for thousands of entrants limited to only 100 watts?   Why HP> > and LP been combined together is something of a mystery since it is so> > unreasonable to expect HP and LP stations to be competitive against one> > another.  I hope the Committee reconsiders this part before the rules are> > published, by restoring both HP and LP categories and perhaps adding a> QRP> > category to the Classic group as well.> >> > The other change in Classic rules reduces the allowed operating period> > from 36 to 24 hours.  Do unassisted operators have some inherent need to> > operate fewer hours?  Do they somehow benefit from 1/3 less operating> > time?  Would anyone be enthused about laying out the money to go on a> > DXpedition if they are limited to just half the overall 48-hour operating> > period?> >> > There is still time to do some fine tuning these rule changes.> >> > Regards,> >> > John Crovelli, W2GD> >> > ________________________________> > From: CQ-Contest <cq-contest-bounces+w2gd=hotmail.com at contesting.com> on> > behalf of Jukka Klemola <jpklemola at gmail.com>> > Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 2:58 PM> > To: RT Clay <rt_clay at bellsouth.net>> > Cc: cq-contest at contesting.com <cq-contest at contesting.com>> > Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Rule Changes for the CQ WW WPX SSB and CW> > Contests in 2021> >> > As I read the rules, there is a category for the un-assisted.> >> > Behold!> > From CQ WPX Rules:> >> > - - -> > VI. ENTRY CATEGORIES:> >> > A. Single Operator Categories:One person (the operator) performs all> > operating and logging functions.> > ...> > 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.> > - - -> >> >> > The problem, to some, is there is no assistance allowed in this Single> > Operator category.> >> >> > 73,> > Jukka OH6LI> >> >> > _______________________________________________> > CQ-Contest mailing list> > CQ-Contest at contesting.com> > http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest> >> --> Dave Edmonds> PK Ministry Webs> 864.288.6678> dave at pkministrywebs.com> www.pkministrywebs.com> _______________________________________________> CQ-Contest mailing list> CQ-Contest at contesting.com> http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest>-- -Marty Sullaway_______________________________________________CQ-Contest mailing listCQ-Contest at contesting.comhttp://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest

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