[VHFcontesting] The meaning of coherence [was: [WSVHF] [VHF] VUAC Seeks Input]

Zack Widup w9sz.zack at gmail.com
Fri Dec 4 08:56:09 PST 2009


Note that the VUCC rules also state "laser above 300 GHz" for that award. I
wonder if that can also be changed some day to include other types of light
sources?

It appears eight people have VUCC for laser above 300 GHz and all have the
basic 5-grid award with no endorsements for more.

73, Zack W9SZ

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 7:19 PM, Fred Lass <felasstic at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hi Ev,
>
> I'll volunteer an answer based on my own observations.
>
> The intent of the rule in the first place was to eliminate QSOs with a
> flashlight and eyes.
>
> The term coherence has been questioned over the use of monochromatic LEDs
> instead of lasers.
>
> All contestants should operate with the same interpretation of the rules.
>
> There is no right or wrong answer and responses that are not focused (pun
> intended) are fine.
>
> 73,  Fred  K2TR (Hudson Division VUAC)
>
>
>
> --- On Thu, 12/3/09, Ev Tupis <w2ev at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> From: Ev Tupis <w2ev at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [VHFcontesting] The meaning of coherence [was: [WSVHF] [VHF] VUAC
> Seeks Input]
> To: "Stanford VHF email Remailer" <VHF at w6yx.stanford.edu>
> Cc: wsvhf at mailman.qth.net, "Vhfcontesting Remailer" <
> VHFcontesting at contesting.com>
> Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009, 5:31 AM
>
> As this thread becomes more incoherant (many of us don't belong to all of
> the lists cc'd, so our replies will be missed)...I keyed in on the actual
> request, "to determine if the rule should be modified to make it clearer as
> to the meaning of coherence."
>
> Dear VUCC,
> You have the advantage.  We don't know...
>
> ... the intent of the rule's presence in the first place.
> ... the what way(s) in which the meaning of the term being misunderstood
> ... what problems this causes for you.
>
> As a result, our commentary is "all over the board".  Could you clarify
> these three points?
>
> Ev, W2EV
>
>
>
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