John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
There are others involved in the Definitions Committee and the Solomoniac decisions about what is and what is not an Ultralight, but I was party to much of the discussion as chairman of Firsts and Records. There was a real effort on the part of the Committee to separate the "enthusiast radios" from the "entertainment radios" with the latter being the only ones considered legit for Ultralight competitions, records, etc. The reason to split these two categories was that there are several multi-hundred dollar very sophisticated communications receivers or tranceivers that fit in a shirt pocket. These enthusiast radios were deemed too sophisticated to fairly compete with the likes of the SRF-39FP. One of the characteristics mentioned that identified an enthusiast radio was the reception of SSB signals... That would appear to rule out the Grundig G6 Aviator as an Ultralight for competitions and records, etc. A great little radio from what I hear, tho'.
Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA
Rcvrs: WiNRADiO 313e, Eton e1, NRD-535(kiwa-mods)
Antennas: 700' NE/SW mini-Bev, Wellbrook Phased Array (pre-production version)
At 07:19 PM 5/10/2008 +0000, you wrote: