[VHFcontesting] Re: Further statement on BeacoNet
Fred M Stefanik
freddpm at juno.com
Wed Feb 12 21:16:06 EST 2003
Sure sounds that way to me!
On Wed, 12 Feb 2003 09:10:54 -0800 "Dan H." <kb5my at starband.net> writes:
> Further statement on BeacoNetIf there is a CW, SSB, FM, etc.
> being operated for gathering QSO's on the same band concurrently
> with the
> BEACONet TX by the same station, does that violate the 2
> transmitters on one
> band rule?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-vhf at w6yx.stanford.edu
> [mailto:owner-vhf at w6yx.stanford.edu]On
> Behalf Of Henderson, Dan N1ND
> Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 05:49
> To: cq-contest; VHF Contesting.com; VHF List
> Cc: rvhfg_general at yahoogroups.com; packrats at mailman.qth.net
> Subject: Further statement on BeacoNet
> Please forward to any reflector as you deem appropriate:
> After additional review and conversation The ARRL has come to
> believe that
> BEACONet is similar to an automated CQing system. It facilitates the
> solicitation of contacts. It uses a band that is usable in the
> contest, and QSOs are made on such radios. It uses a mode that is
> for contacts in the particular contest. BEACONet seems to comply
> with the
> letter and spirit of the contest rules. Although this might be a
> concept in V/UHF contesting, it doesn't seem contrary to the rules.
> In view
> of this interpretation, it appears to that BEACONet does not violate
> contest rules, and therefore the use of BEACONet is permissible.
> If you have questions regarding this rules interpretation, please
> me at n1nd at arrl.org
> Thanks and 73
> Dan Henderson, N1ND
> ARRL Contest Branch Manager
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