[CQ-Contest] ARRL DX Contest Multioperator Station Guidelines

Jeff Clarke ku8e at ku8e.com
Tue Oct 27 20:03:51 EDT 2020


I don't understand why you are focusing so much on M/M?  They are a very 
small percentage of the entities in just about every DX contest? Do the 
rules have to be written to appease them?  M/S and M2X are much more 
popular. As I stated in a previous message it's really easy to setup a 
remote to one station location. Having one call sign at multiple 
locations is too confusing especially if the are sending separate QTH's 
in their exchange. Plus it's not fair to those who don't operate at 
multiple locations because they usually have to deal with some 
inter-station interference which would be eliminated at separate locations.


On 10/27/2020 06:34 PM, rjairam at gmail.com wrote:
> Mind you - this is not together with the conventional M/M category. This is
> separate. I think this is where the confusion lies.
> 73
> Ria
> N2RJ
> On Tue, Oct 27, 2020 at 6:05 PM Jim Brown <k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com>
> wrote:
>> On 10/25/2020 7:23 PM, rjairam at gmail.com wrote:
>>> By allowing them to stay at home and use the same call, but follow ALL
>>> (every single one) of the existing M/M rules, they can still play.
>> This defies logic! Operators who have stations can "play" at home using
>> their own calls, which gives other contesters more stations to work. I
>> see that as a big plus! What am I missing? It's not the CALL of the
>> contest station, it's the station, including it's antenna system, and
>> its operators, that make it competitive.
>> I've operated at N6RO as part of M/M teams and as part of dozens of FD
>> and county expedition teams for CQP and 7QP. The fun of doing so is the
>> in-person camaraderie, learning from others, and, in the case of the
>> expeditions, setting up and tearing down the stations, NONE of which
>> happens under this rule change.
>> The N6RO team has spent the last six months reconfigured itself to
>> operate M/M remotely. More of the true spirit of ham radio,
>> station-building and learning new stuff to meet new challenges. FAR
>> better than driving several hundred miles to box-top operate a station
>> that someone else built!
>> 73, Jim K9YC
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