[SCCC] Fw: Fwd: CQP

Daniel Severance daniel_severance at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 30 01:22:20 EDT 2008

    I finally got a definitive answer regarding whether it was ok to work a multi station during CQP, and then go home and run from my own station (or another multi, etc.).   The rules said nothing about it whatsoever, which meant it was open to interpretation.  Last year I did, but did not submit my logs since I wasn't sure.

    I met Rusty at Visalia so I sent him the question and got back my answer - yes, it's not only allowed, but encouraged....


----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Charles K. Epps <w6oat at sbcglobal.net>
To: "Daniel Severance, N6ERD" <daniel_severance at yahoo.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 5:22:31 PM
Subject: Fwd: CQP

Hi Dan.  

It was great to meet you at Visalia.  Yes, I well
understand what a whirlwind of meeting folks it can
be, so it's completely understandable that you never
got a chance to discuss your CQP question with the
guys over at the NCCC booth.

I'm forwarding your note back to you because I'm also
sending this reply to the CQP Committee so that they
can see the question you're asking and the answer I'm
giving.  I'm sure if I mis-state anything, somebody
will step right in to correct me!  :-)

Begin with the assumption that NCCC wants CQP to be a
lot of FUN for everybody (in-state and out-of-state),
and that the more W6 activity we can promote, the
better the event will be for all concerned.  Thus, it
is perfectly okay (indeed, even desirable) for you to
put in an operating session at a nearby multi-op
station, and then later go back home and get on
yourself.  The only thing is that you need to use a
different callsign than what you used at the multi-op
station.  And we don't care if you contact the
multi-op station from your home station -- in fact,
work everybody you can from your home station!  And be
sure to send in your log and make certain the multi-op
station does too.

I expect K5RC and I will be signing W6OAT/m from
Sierra, Lassen and Plumas counties in this year's CQP,
so be on the lookout for us.

73 de Rusty, W6OAT

--- Daniel Severance <daniel_severance at yahoo.com>

> Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 16:53:02 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Daniel Severance <daniel_severance at yahoo.com>
> Subject: CQP
> To: w6oat at sbcglobal.net
> Hi Rusty,
>     I'm N6ERD - we met at the bar the first night in
> Visalia.
>     I saw you listed on the CQP site so I had a
> question that I've been thus far unable to get
> answered definitively (and my volunteer work with
> the conference left me unable to catch the guys in
> the booth when they weren't engaged in discussions
> with others).
>     I had a chance early but didn't put 2+2 together
> and remember that I wanted to ask them about it.
> The question is this:
> If I volunteer to operate at a Multi station during
> the CQP for 4-8 hours, am I DONE?  I.e., I checked
> field day rules, and there if I operate field day at
> the club station (or some other multi station), I
> can then go home and operate under my OWN call with
> the one restriction that I can not make contacts
> with the club station (since it would be like
> contacting myself).  Other than that, they WANT
> people on the air.
> The CQP rules don't say one can't, but they don't
> say anything about it one way or the other.   In the
> Field day case, my Single op suffers since I donated
> part of my time to the club station, but I'd still
> rather be on the air competing as best I can with
> the time remaining.
> So in the case of CQP - do I have to choose - a few
> hours on the multi station OR the whole weekend on
> my junky little station but still honing my
> contesting skills and enjoying the one day a year
> that it's good to be a W6?
> I dug up a lot of information from other contests
> (rules, etc.) showing that ARRL has that policy in
> general in contests - you can operate both single
> and multi, you just can't contact your multi station
> from your single.  Let me know if you want copies of
> all of the e-mails I sent before.
> Cheers,
> Dan

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