[WRTC2018] Competition rules

Yuri ve3dz at rigexpert.net
Wed Oct 7 18:40:03 CEST 2015

Hi Uwe.
Not sure what kind of opinion are you here looking for?

non-WRTC participants?

Obviously, the opinions will be very different from all these different groups of people. I would probably ask the opinion of the previous competitors/referees first... The people who really WERE in the game and know what they are talking about.

Also, my understanding from the previous WRTC-2018 organizers posts was that all debates on rules are closed now. Am I wrong?

I am a bit lost.

73  VE3DZ

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Uwe Koenneker, DL8OBF 
  To: wrtc2018 at lists.wrtc2018.de 
  Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 3:14 AM
  Subject: [WRTC2018] Competition rules


  there have been some very good comments and arguments regarding our question on WRTC 2018 competition rules. We appreciate the input and the discussion!

  There were also questions with regard to the technical feasibility of our potential proposals, i.e. on 160m operation as well as the referees observing the subreceivers. We have started an evaluation of both aspects which is still ongoing. It seems that both aspects (160m operation as well as subreceivers) are technically feasible. The detailed evaluation is not yet finished and obviously there are disadvantages with both approaches. The addition of a subreceiver would assume that the referee in the tent could only check samples of the audiostream. We could add technical means such as recordings or SDRs to compensate that partly, but obviously it would come with some significant change of philosophy. The 160m operation is possible with shortened dipoles. In our trials we have seen decent 160m QSO-rates with loaded dipoles and 100 Watt here in M/Europe. So we believe that subreceivers as well as 160m operation would technically be possible, but coming with an expense. The open question remains: Are we willing to accept these expenses ?

  Thanks and vy 73

                    Uwe, DL8OBF
                     Member of WRTC AC and responsible for competition


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