[VHFcontesting] [WSVHF] [Mw] VUAC Seeks Input

Duane - N9DG n9dg at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 2 11:30:39 PST 2009

--- On Wed, 12/2/09, Dexter McIntyre W4DEX <dmcintyre at att.net> wrote:

> Even 1 KM with laser is to easy.

Agree, 1 KM is not a great enough distance.. 

> Why not require both non mechanical modulation plus some
> sort of electrical detection on receive?

One item that was pointed out on a regional VHF discussion list with regards to a simple "electrical detection" requirement for RX is that it opens the door for the use of night vision goggles as an RX. Do people think that 'off the shelf' night vision goggles is really an RX, ... or not??? That approach for a RX is arguably still a flashing of flashlights excercise. So I think the wording may need to be carefully crafted to consider that possible angle of it as well.

In general I get the impression from the various lists I'm monitoring that most every agrees with the same end goals for the 'light rules'. But what I also see is a struggle for any one to come up with wording that truly captures the general sentiment without 'the rule' becoming detrimental to experimenting..



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