Re: Operating semantics

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From: gdo@aloft.att.com
Date: Mon Feb 14 1994 - 08:22:33 EST


> On Fri, 11 Feb 1994, Mark E Gustoff wrote:
>
> > Personally, I feel it's homebrew if you assembled the electrical
> > components in to a something and it works :) This includes the heathkit
> > HW-8s and HW-9s of yester-year. If you bought one already assembled, I
> > would not consider you eligible for HB bonus in contests.
>
> I vaguely remember reading in a QQ somewhere what the QRP-ARCI considers
> to be homebrew for their contests and the Heathkits were specifically
> excluded because they had extremely detailed instructions. However, if

I never really thought about it, but I use a Heathkit HW-101 (I know this is a
QRP forum ... I run an MFJ-9040 for QRP ... nice rig!). I have never mentioned
my HW-101 as "homebrew" and I don't really consider it to be such. When I
send "RIG IS HEATHKIT HW101" I assume they know SOMEBODY had to assemble it.
I just leave it at that and count all contacts as non-homebrew QSOs.
        73 de Glenn O'Donnell, N3BDA


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