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Recently the RDXC committee reclassified P3F to high power from low power without publicly providing strong evidence that any infraction had occurred. They concluded was that the contestant was running HP on 80/40m but not full-time, just 10 minutes here and there without any convincing evidence. It appears they used the RBN as their source of information. Should the RXDC contest have to publicly provide convincing evidence before reclassifying a station from LP to HP?

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Randy, K5ZD, wrote a sidebar titled " Convergence and Change" in the 2015 CQWW CW printed results in CQ magazine. He wrote that the "convergence of personal computers, Internet access, DX clusters, and CW Skimmer have changed the nature of CW contesting". He goes to say that it is "more difficult to police the line between the single operator working alone and those who are using the assistance of DX spotting." In light of this convergence and change is it time to recombine SO and SOA into a single category?

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What is the most major station improvement or work you plan (or hope) to perform this year?
  Posted: Jul 19, 2001   (404 votes, 11 comments) by N2MG

  "Second" radio, amp or other "SO2R-like" capabilities
  Moving to a better QTH
  General "clean up" or maintenance
  New/improved shack
    (404 votes, 11 comments)
Survey Results
Tower(s) 20% (80)
Antenna(s) 42% (171)
"Second" radio, amp or other "SO2R-like" capabilities 12% (47)
Moving to a better QTH 6% (24)
General "clean up" or maintenance 13% (51)
New/improved shack 5% (22)
Other 2% (9)

Survey Comments
After losing all my Aes in a storm in Oct00, the year 01 project is 60ft tower with C19xr, and support for low band aes with HB1217 on top. Roll on the end of 01!

Posted by Anonymous on July 29, 2001

Towers, Ants
Finally getting around to installing a "real" HF antenna. 70' R25G for HF + 50MHz, and a 40' R45G for 144MHz EME array going in this summer. Ants? Tribander and 50MHz stuff, sure. Actually, tower, ants, cleanup and OTHER sure apply here. GL with all your stuff everyone. . .

Mark, K2AXX

Posted by K2AXX on July 26, 2001

Antenna projects
Adding secondary 15m ant at 55' (fixed EU), Installing HAM-IV & swinging gate sidemount for 10m ant at 30' (EU to SA), modifying 80m 4sq from 4 to 8 elevated radials, installing 160m inv. L, and installing a pair of phased pennants (EU).

Posted by N1SV on July 23, 2001

After being in one rental or another since leaving Lemmon Valley back in May of 98, I look forward to spring when I plan to purchase 10+ acres outside Fallon NV and start building a competitive HF/VHF/EME station.

Posted by Anonymous on July 22, 2001

Replace several 270' runs of 8214 with half inch hardline with remote switch, time and $$ permitting.

Posted by w2rw on July 22, 2001

80m is a real challenge
When you like the 5B awards, 80 meters is always the most difficult band. Those 80 meters missing zones keep me studying about antennas. The higher bands are fun too but you can buy a complete package that will give you everything (dxcc, was, etc). 80 meters (like 160) do not allow you to do that. You've got to read and study a little bit more.

Posted by Anonymous on July 22, 2001

Put more tower up
I plan on putting up the last 30 feet of my tower. Getting the VHF/UHF antennas a little higher. Plus be able to get the 75/80 and 160 meter dioples up a little higher also.

Posted by KD4MZM on July 21, 2001

Most of the above...
I'm involved in everything OTHER than moving. No way it'll all get done. :(

Posted by N2MG on July 20, 2001

Sell everything and go cod fishing

Posted by Anonymous on July 20, 2001

Get my HB linear on the air - G4AXX

Posted by G4AXX on July 20, 2001

Add even more antennas...

I plan on adding even more antennas to my setup. I just re-did my entire station inside, and now it's time to add more antennas and re-work the outside. 73 Clinton AB7RG

Posted by AB7RG on July 20, 2001

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