Date: Fri May 05 1995 - 07:53:22 EDT

I think Chuck's idea is a great one. It kind of makes you afraid to
think what he would have come up with if there had been lots of road
construction? ;-)

I agree with the suggestion on changing it to operating from only one
section, I'm in Minnesota and nice hot summer afternoon's and camping
opportunities are not all that plentiful. It would be nice to have the
option to operate portable.

However, I would like to see the rule stand that it must be with a
homebrew rig. And before someone says anything, I ain't got one. :-(
Yet! ;-) After Chuck's post I went and looked up the 4040 article,
looks like about a 10 hour project (I make my own PCB's). ;-} I think
that's a small investment to work a three month contest. And I believe
the intent here was to create a reason to build a small rig. I don't
think we would lose very many operators by keeping this rule.

I can, of course, understand Brian's point of view. Many QRPers use a
commercial receiver. A close look at his message shows this was Brian's
point. Those that build rigs and things are certainly not elite, just
different then the average ham!

I'm sure most, if not all, of the people on this list could build a
simple receiver(transceiver) if they put their mind to it. What better
incentive to heat up the soldering iron then guaranteed operating fun!

Anyway, that's my thoughts. Any and all flames via E-mail only please.

73 de Claton Cadmus, KA0GKC
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