[CQ-Contest] ARRL DX Contest Multioperator Station Guidelines

ku8e ku8e at ku8e.com
Thu Oct 22 23:29:37 EDT 2020

I agree Randy. How in the world would you enforce this rule? If you want to social distance just don't allow any multi-op's this year.JeffSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Randy Thompson <k5zd at outlook.com> Date: 10/22/20  10:44 PM  (GMT-05:00) To: David Siddall <hhamwv at gmail.com> Cc: cq-contest <cq-contest at contesting.com> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] ARRL DX Contest Multioperator Station Guidelines April fools day came early?Would love to hear some of the reasoning behind this rather radical new (?) category. Randy K5ZD> On Oct 22, 2020, at 9:15 PM, David Siddall <hhamwv at gmail.com> wrote:> > Guidelines Issued for ARRL DX Contest Multioperator Stations> 10/22/2020> > ARRL has issued guidelines for multioperator stations competing in the ARRL> DX Contest (CW and phone). With the global pandemic continuing to impose> restrictions on social gatherings, multioperator contest stations may not> be able to operate normally while still adhering to local social distancing> guidelines. ARRL has taken the decision to make temporary accommodations> for a multioperator station to participate as a team in these popular ARRL> contests, under the following guidelines:> > >   - Team members may operate from their home stations in conjunction with>   the multi-op station.> >   - Their home station must be located within a radius of 100 kilometers>   (62 miles) of the multiop contest station.> >   - Their home station must be located within the same DXCC entity as the>   multiop contest station.> >   - All team member stations must use the same call sign as the multi-op>   contest station for the duration of the contest.> >   - Logging software must be networked, so that all team member stations>   are using a common log.> >   - Individual operators may not work the multi-op contest station or>   other team member stations using a personal call sign or other call sign.> >   - All multioperator rules, such as band changes and number of signals on>   a band, still apply. See the full *contest rules*>   <http://www.arrl.org/arrl-dx> for details.> >   - The team must determine and control band assignments, ensuring that no>   more than one team station is transmitting on any given band at a time.> > > The multiop contest station may be staffed at less than full capacity while> maintaining safe practices, so operating with a combination of team members> at home stations and team members at the contest station is permissible.> > The CW contest takes place on the third full weekend in February (February> 20 – 21, 2021). The phone contest takes place on the first full weekend in> March (March 6 – 7, 2021).> > For questions, *contact* <contests at arrl.org> the ARRL Contest Branch.> > 73, Dave K3ZJ> _______________________________________________> CQ-Contest mailing list> CQ-Contest at contesting.com> http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest_______________________________________________CQ-Contest mailing listCQ-Contest at contesting.comhttp://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest

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