[AMRadio] AM Rally-heavy metal

Mel Farrer farrerfolks at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 13 16:43:41 EST 2013

Hello Rob,

I came in late when is the Rally as I have a fully functional Bauer 707 ready to go.

Mel, K6KBE

On Friday, December 13, 2013 1:24 PM, Rob Atkinson <ranchorobbo at gmail.com> wrote:
The intent of the rule is to encourage _transmitters_ that weigh at
least 250 lbs.  I guess something like a Ranger driving a homebrew amp
all in a rack qualifies.

ER Ray I think will go out of his way to say that all rigs are
welcome, but the scoring favors the heavy rigs, usually plate
modulated.  I don't have a problem with that but since I have yet to
get anything heavy (or light plate modulated) working here I
participate loosely and don't bother to send in any log to get points.
the idea is to get the big old rigs on the air so operating a > 250
lb AM rig is the point of the thing.  A class D solid state rig is
okay but it is not HEAVY METAL.



On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 7:51 AM, Robert Sauvan <rsauvan at beyondbb.com> wrote:
> The rules indicate that you must have 250 pds of transmitter to compete and
> score. Does this mean I cant enter because I dont have an amp for my Ranger
> or any of my boat anchors for that matter? If I take all of my equipment and
> add it up, I will be way over the 250 pds. Will that count? Is there any
> software to use for logging? I would loveto get in there and I know I dont
> have a chance in heck to compete but would love to get in there and make
> some contacts if anyone can hear my puny 60 watts or so.
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