Re: [wsjtgroup] NEW WINTER RALLY RULES MULTI BAND VS. SINGLE BAND OPERATORS
- Larry - a large motivation for the new rules is to address a growing
concern that the rallys are becoming essentially 6-meter events. The
committee wants to encourage activity on all the VHF bands.
I disagree that the big guns have a decisive advantage in the rallys.
You and others have proven that dedication and operator skill -- not
mega-stations -- are the keys to getting high scores in meteor scatter
Your participaption is important and I hope we see you again in the
> Im sorry fellows but I have to totally disagree that placing single
> band operators up against multi band operators is leveling the playing
> field. A multi band operator can qsy contacts to other bands for
> addition points, plus many multi band staions have more than 1 radio
> and can work 1,2, or 3 bands at one time. I have no problem with extra
> points for the bands above 50 MHZ.
> If you look at Winter Rally results the high scorer had abt 1600
> points more than I did. Now under these new rules my score remains the
> same but the high scorer points would be increased by 2 points X 35 X
> his muliplier. I ask the Rally Group to study the numbers of last
> years Winter Rally under these new rules and look at the figures. Im
> afraid these new rules will affect the single band operator who has a
> small station and a small budget.
> The Spring Rally had poor participation and many of the big guns didnt
> work the Rally. Yes, I had the top score, but I worked hard for those
> contacts. Running a 3 ele beam up 25 ft and 250 watts I sure dont
> consider myself a Super Station.
> Under these new rules the little guys have no incentive to work the
> Rally and I predict less participation.
> 73's Larry WB9F