[VHFcontesting] Comments on ARRL VHF/UHF Contest Rules Change Proposals

Keith Morehouse w9rm at calmesapartners.com
Fri Dec 5 19:12:56 EST 2014

If you don't live on the east coast and want to top 10 in a VHF contest
someday, I would urge you to think long and hard about adopting this rule...

Jay W9RM

Keith J Morehouse
via Droid Inc2
On Dec 5, 2014 4:29 PM, "James Duffey" <jamesduffey at comcast.net> wrote:

> If you have comments on the proposed rules changes for VHF/UHF contests,
> they are due December 15 to the committee at < vhf-input at arrl.org >.
> I personally am not going to campaign here for any of the rules changes,
> except for the one allowing single op stations to have multiple signals on
> different bands at the same time without being in the multi category. I
> think that this will increase activity as it will increase signals on the
> air, so someone who tunes to the bands during a contest is more likely to
> hear activity. This should also help with the problem of people ignoring
> the higher bands when 6M is open by encouraging ops to use SO2R techniques.
> If 6M is open, the single op can still CQ on two at the same time, and
> pickup stations calling there. I don’t see any down side to this proposed
> change, and I encourage you to comment favorably on this proposed rules
> change.
> In the past there has been a lot of discussion here, and elsewhere, on
> assistance in VHF/UHF contests, and I hope that those who have been vocal
> on both sides of that issue have made or will make their input to the
> committee known. The proposed rules are very liberal with respect to
> assistance, even with respect to the CQ WW VHF contest rules, so I
> encourage you to read the proposed changes and ponder their consequences
> for you and others. Then make constructive comments on the proposals.
> The proposed rules allow self spotting pretty much in all categories and
> pretty through all vehicles. This is a big change with potentially big
> consequences, so I encourage you to comment on this as well. Consider that
> self spotting is not thought of well by most of the HF contesters and those
> are some of the new activity that the committee is trying to attract.
> Read and study the proposed rules changes. Make your concerns and desires
> known to the committee now. Don’t pass on this opportunity. If rules are
> adapted that you don’t like and you didn’t comment on them to the rule
> makers, then it will be hard to seriously take your criticism of them
> later. Just saying. - Duffey KK6MC
> --
> James Duffey
> Cedar Crest NM
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