Timothy Coker n6win73 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 2 09:23:25 PDT 2012

Does anyone in the club know what the term switching in the context of the
Field Day rules means? I understand that to simulcast is to transmit on
multiple frequencies at once. I am now thinking that switching would
probably refer to something like channel switching in which someone is
transmitting on a predetermined pattern of channels, or random, like a
trunked VHF or UHF system? Maybe Marty or some of the other VHF/UHF
enthusiasts have some experience in what the ARRL is possibly trying to


Tim / N6WIN.

On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 8:07 AM, H Lawrence Serra <hlserra at sbcglobal.net>wrote:

> Dino-
> I understand your question, but that is not the point. The point is Tim is
> on to something here. Rather than a camping holiday out in the woods with
> tents, antennas, and only enough gasoline for a day or two to run the
> generators, I think making sure someone's home systems are up and running
> in case of a national disaster makes immensely more sense as a direction
> for FD as a practice for a likely disaster scenario.
> Cheers, Larry
> --- On *Mon, 7/2/12, Dino Darling <dino at kx6d.com>* wrote:
> From: Dino Darling <dino at kx6d.com>
> Subject: Re: [SCCC] N6WIN 2012 ARRL FD 1E LP
> To: "Timothy Coker" <n6win73 at gmail.com>, "SCCC" <sccc at contesting.com>
> Date: Monday, July 2, 2012, 7:11 AM
> I need some education here. 2012 Field Day Rule #4 says "no switching
> devices..." My first reaction was a "switch" and an "interlock" were the
> same thing. Since I'm ignorant of the old WRTC rules and the history of
> "switching devices" used in Field Day (or any other contest), I thought
> it best to ask as I'm always open for an education and history lesson!
> Here is Field Day Rule #4...
> "4. Entry Categories:
> Field Day entries are classified according to the maximum number of
> simultaneously transmitted signals, followed by a designator indicating
> the nature of their individual or group participation. Twenty (20)
> transmitters maximum are eligible for the purpose of calculating bonus
> points  (2,000 points maximum). However, additional transmitters may be
> used simultaneously in determining your entry category. Switching and
> simulcasting devices are prohibited."
> Thanks!
> Dino - KX6D
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [SCCC] N6WIN 2012 ARRL FD 1E LP
> From: Timothy Coker <n6win73 at gmail.com<http://us.mc1809.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=n6win73@gmail.com>
> >
> Date: Sun, July 01, 2012 9:19 am
> We decided that we would make this a multi-single 1E entry using two
> K3's at
> N6WIN's home QTH. We would use two K3's with interlock hardware (old
> style) to test our teamwork skills.
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