[VHFcontesting] The Issue (2): R2R QSO's
w2ev at arrl.net
Sun Feb 29 07:39:01 EST 2004
Contrasting against the approach in the previous note titled "The Issue (1):
...", and within the context of wanting to actually write a specific rule
that makes a particular strategy unattractive....
Dan (K0NR) brought renewed clarity to this facet of the discussion when he
said, "What if the anti-grid-circling rule included some kind of time limit
but one that only applies to rover-to-rover contacts."
The two sides of the issue say...
1. There is something inhearantly unsportsmanlike about two (or more)
2. It is overly limiting to require that (even for only x-hours) Rovers
not be allowed to re-enter a grid that was previously activated.
Within the context of the underlying activity in question (in this case, R2R
Grid Circling) as occuring only between Rovers, one wonders if Dan's
proposal is worthy of more exploration.
----- Original Message -----
What if the anti-grid-circling rule included some kind of time limit
but one that only applies to rover-to-rover contacts. For example,
using Dan's "can't re-enter the same grid for one hour" rule, we'd
modify that to be "can't re-enter the same grid and work a
previously-worked rover station for one hour". This needs some thought
and wordsmithing but the basic idea is to only delay (not disallow)
QSOs that meet these criteria:
- you've re-entered a grid that you've operated from before
- only rover-to-rover contacts
- only rovers that you've worked before (when they were presumably in
A little complicated but perhaps workable.
The idea is that the one hour delay applies only to rover-to-rover
contacts AND only applies to previously worked rovers. So if a new
rover shows up you can work him right away. Working other stations are
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