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Should the CQWW Multi-Two category band-change (8 changes per hour per transmitter) rule be changed to make it a TRUE multi-two? [Please comment if you have an alternative suggestion]
  Posted: Jan 03, 2003   (449 votes, 6 comments) by NX5M

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Yes. Once a qso is made on a band a station must remain on that band for 10 minutes. 29% (132)
No. Leave it as it is. 35% (159)
I could not care less! 35% (158)

Survey Comments
I fear that many times rule makers make rules, adjust rules, interpret rules in a way such that it is beneficial for them, their team, their part of the country or world. If rules are to be fair they need to be made/set/and enforced. Who will benefit, who will be hurt by changing the current rule? Those are the one's you'll be hearing from.

Posted by ae9b on January 20, 2003

Yes, as CQWW2002 season showed: m/2 means that you have 3-4 txs on the air same time.

Posted by OH1NOA on January 11, 2003

What is not true about the current rule?

Even with a 10 minute rule, the very competitive stations will have a 3d or 4th station listening for mults, filling up band maps, etc.

In about 4 years, you'll be wondering what to do on 10 meters for 8 minutes after you work both P4s on the band.

Posted by k8mr on January 8, 2003

8-changes/hour is best
Not sure what you're agreeing with George... Tree only said *some* form of band-change limit is necessary - not which one.

8-changes/TX/hour = 16 is not much different than 10-min/change/TX = 12 with regards to total changes.

The current M/S 10min/change rule stinks for two reasons:

1) One often gets stuck on (or even avoids going to) an otherwise unproductive band after finding one new one to work. 2) The 10-min clock starts AFTER a QSO has been made on that new band - this could be after spending MANY minutes on that band tuning around.

Mike N2MG

Posted by N2MG on January 7, 2003

16 band changes an!
I have to agree with Tree on this - there should be a 10 min rule for this catagory.

Posted by k5tr on January 7, 2003

Multi-two = Multi-six
Without some kind of band change rule, the category can really be a unlimited multi-six, with some kind of technology to prevent more than two signals from being transmitted at the same time. It is unfortunate, but you really need to have some kind of rule like this for multi-two.

Posted by n6tr on January 6, 2003

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