Bob Peters rwpeters at swbell.net
Mon Dec 22 14:45:08 EST 2008

Hay Todd... What is the begin and end time??? Is
there a copy of the rules anywere??? 
I know that somewhere I have seen rules and
scoring..I think this year we will have good
This year I can play with the big boys...

Bob W1PE

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Monday, December 22, 2008 1:31 PM
To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] BUMMERS! TUBE RADIO
OPERATING EVENT... Heavy Metal Rally

On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 1:57 PM, kenw2dtc
<kenw2dtc at comcast.net> wrote:

> ER already changed the rules to allow class "E",
so if it was just a best of
> show rally, he could change the rules to reflect
that:  collect best of show
> points from other stations etc.

Yep, covered that in my original post when I said:

"After Ray took over ER the rules were modified to
include big Class E
rigs as well..."

> I don't see how "best sounding audio" relates to
points for working 160 and
> 80, or working additional states. etc..  The
language of the rules makes it
> sound like a contest; if one can have a contest
and call it a rally, then
> one could have an auto bailout and call it a

I can't answer that for you Ken, particularly
since neither you nor I
came up with the concept to start with. It was
Bill's idea for
creating some enjoyable, laid back AM activity
around the holidays. A
pretty good one in its original form, in my
opinion. Keep in mind that
the rules have been rewritten a bit since Bill's
original event.
Fortunately for us we don't have to figure out the
how or why, simply
whether or not to take part.

> What is wrong with calling a contest a

Nothing that I'm aware of Ken. No different than
calling a stick a
stick, a rock a rock, or a troll a troll, really.
But again - if you
really want the specifics, you'll have to consult
Bill's original
rules published in ER, his posts on AMfone (maybe
here as well), or
maybe even drop him an email. That's what I did.

~ Todd, KA1KAQ/4, not as old as Ken but hoping....
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