The current single op rules do not prevent the use of a skimmer located within your own station. If you do give skimmer a try, please note it in your soapbox or send me an email with your observations on how it helped (or hurt) your score. We are seeking all input as we consider what changes, if any, need to be made to the rules in response to this new technology.
We are pleased to add two new plaques for both modes. Helmut Mueller, DF7ZS, is sponsoring the plaques for the World Tribander/Wires category. Paul Newbury, N4PN, is sponsoring the plaques for USA Tribander/Wires category
Dayton was very exciting for me. I gave a presentation on Contest Ethics at the Contest University. Judging by the response, there is a lot of interest in this topic and a desire to keep contesting fair and fun. I also was extremely pleased to be inducted into the CQ Magazine Contest Hall of Fame. It was quite an emotional moment for me and I appreciate everyone involved in making it happen.