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How do you feel about the introduction of a Multi-Two category in CQWW?
  Posted: Sep 05, 2002   (883 votes, 11 comments) by KM3T

Survey Results
I think it's great, and I plan to enter it at some point. 45% (399)
I think it's great, but I don't think I will enter this category. 22% (198)
I don't think it is a good idea. 11% (95)
I don't have a strong opinion about it. 22% (191)

Survey Comments
Gonna try it
We're going to try a 3-man, no-packet multi-two for WW phone at K2UA. Yes, I said phone...

Posted by N2MG on October 24, 2002

It will be nice to cover two bands close to FOT (frequency of optimal transmission) with young runners while OT are looking for mults on the other bands within 8 changes allowed!

Check WWYC preparations.

73 de Mario, S56A, N1YU

Posted by s5m on October 9, 2002

Don't change WW-M/S !
With all due respect to those who are suggesting to changing the M/S category to
1-signal in CQWWDX,..... I say " No WAY!"

M/S in CQWW is like no other category in any
-You can do it with one station and a No-Tune Amp or two stations or three.

-CQWWDX M/S is one of the best categories to
train and improve hams who want to be contesters. You can do well with "newbies" helping in the present M/S category.

SOAB ops presently have three challenging categories: (plus Single Band, LP and QRP.)
SOAB with 1-signal and no packet/assist
SOA with 1-signal
M/S with 2-signals

K1AR, by himself, entered as M/M years ago since there was not a category that would support 2 signals other than M/M.

Nearly every SO2R station is capable of 2-signals as a result of all the filters that
have been bought and coax stubs that have been tuned.

If M/S is changed to 1-signal, then "SO-2Sig"
will become a M2 entry.

Category choice also comes down to manpower. Small M/M groups might slide back and try M2 a few times. The larger M/S groups will try M2.

Changing M/S will reduce the number of QSOs made in total during the event. If M/S stations can not call anyone else while running, there will be fewer callers and less QSOs. Will the M/S-1signal stations have to CQ all the time ?

As it is, the addition of M2 will cause many more CQ-ers this year with the additional 100 to 200 M2 stations calling CQ on their 2nd station !

Where will they fit EVERYONE since they will
be CQ-ing ! And you thought that other hams were complained before ......Oh Boy!

The CQWW committee would adversely disrupt the World's Greatest Contest by changing M/S.
And hopefully M2 won't destroy it first.

Charlie - N1RR

Posted by N1RR on October 9, 2002

Morse Code - A Passion
Have used and enjoyed morse since 1954 - I
have a morse key collection of about 30 keys/
paddles/keyers. I can use a straight key as well as paddles and even use one mobile. For
contests I vary from paddles to memory keyer
to straight key. Used to be expert on semi-automatic bug but lost the touch when I switched to the automatic paddles. I have an
Eico tube keyer in my collection.

Posted by VE4YU on October 5, 2002

YES (but)
Adding M/2 is a really nice move by CQWW organizers.
Hope now they will make another great one - to make M/S
a real SINGLE TX Category. Such a move will make things
well defined and fun for all participants IMHO.

See ya all in CQWW SSB from LZ9W.
73's de Wally LZ2CJ(LZ8T)

Posted by LZ2CJ on October 2, 2002

CQWW Multi-Two Catagory (Good/Bad)
It is nice to see this catagory but I do not like the 8 band-change per station per hour rule.
I think that M2 stations should stay on the band they are on for 10 minutes.
I see the potential now for M2 entrants to use 4 stations: 2 run and 2 mult.
It seems like a double multi-single now and some stations that WANT to enter in the
M2 catagory do not have the capability to be competitive without the extra mult station(s).

I agree with K5TR's comments above.

And for those who are chasing CQWW DX Contest awards/ takes
2+ years as it is now to get the awards for your operating achievement and in many
cases you dont get them unless you keep asking for them. It has been this way
since I started contesting back in 1987. Some really dont care about the awards...
but some do! Now there will be even more awards to get out to the deserving which
could mean that you wait 4-5 years for it.

Posted by NX5M on September 20, 2002

I simply LOVE this idea... we will be using this at VP5B and also at home ( K4ISV). The best contest has now been improved. Thanks and salutes to the contest committee.

Posted by k4isv on September 20, 2002

I like it
I like the idea of adding M/2 to CQWW.

I still like the old/current CQ M/S - I hope they keep it. It is so much more interesting than ARRL's M/S where the guys not on the run radio have mostly nothing to do.

Posted by N2MG on September 8, 2002

I think it is ok - but I guess I dont care.
It seems to me now that there is a real
two transmitter catagory the old two transmitter
catagory (multi-single) could be made into
a real single transmitter catagory.

Posted by k5tr on September 6, 2002

I like the idea, sort of. I DO like M/2.

BUT, M/S in CQWW *IS* M/2, although with specialized rules for using the 2nd TX. So we end up with another Multi Category. And I think we already have enough categories!!

But I'll probably enter it eventually anyways.
Ted KR1/KT1V

Posted by kr1g on September 5, 2002

I wish all contests had M/2 categories. Especially IARU!

Posted by KL9A on September 5, 2002

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