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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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Should the IARU HF World Championship have separate categories for High/Low/QRP power?
  Posted: Sep 01, 2003   (830 votes, 6 comments) by wa4pgm

Survey Results
Yes 80% (668)
No 8% (66)
Don't care 12% (96)

Survey Comments
I would rather that they add digital mode to the contest.

Posted by AD6WL on August 24, 2003

IARU categories
First off, I am not opposed to having low power or QRP categories for this event.

Having been a regular participant in this contest for 20-some years, the simple fact is that this is, and always has been, a much larger event in Europe than it is in North America and elsewhere. Condx were not so good this year, so I worked a lot less EU. QSO totals were down. But some of the EU HQ totals would seem to indicate the activity was there.

I don't see a strong tie-in with overall activity and power levels.

73, Mike K9NW

Posted by K9NW on August 9, 2003

Add high power to NAQP while you guys are at it.

Blake N4GI

Posted by n4gi on August 6, 2003

Virtually ever other major HF contest includes High Power, Low Power and QRP competition so why not add these to IARU HF. I know this might mean a few more certificate winners, but what is wrong with that. I'm sure doing this will increase the activity level and the more the merrier!


Posted by W0ETC on August 4, 2003

Shack is way too hot in the summer to be turning on the amp. Save that for October!

Posted by KE9R on August 3, 2003

IARule Change
Adding separate categories for High/Low/QRP power will add value to the event, increase activity and result in more FUN! 73

Posted by Wo4o on August 3, 2003

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