Re: Possible Contenders for the Ultralight Radio Summertime Shootout
---So,Gary,do i understand correctly that am MP3 recorder or other
type of recorder built into the unit would disqualify the radio being
an ultralight ? But an external connection of a recorder to an
ultralight would be ok,maybe?
In ultralightdx@..., D1028Gary@... wrote:
WM-FS493 radio-cassette combo unit, for the Ultralight SummertimeShootout.
to the rules set by the Ultralight Classifications Committee forSprint
contests, and for competition for John Bryant's List of Firsts andRecords.
Basically, this means that possible contenders must qualify as anUltralight
radio (as defined by the Definitions Committee), and must begenerally available
for purchase (as new units) by interested AM-DX hobbyists.is a
constant possibility that approved but discontinued units may nolonger be
available for purchase, but once the model is approved by theCommittee, the
model's qualification will almost certainly be "grandfathered" bythe Committee,
for future qualification. Otherwise, the Firsts and Records Listwould need to
be altered each time an approved unit was unavailable for NOSpurchase on
guideline that radios in combination with peripheral devices (cassetteconsidered as
qualified for Ultralight Radio designation. This guideline is alsobeing observed
for qualification as an Ultralight Radio shootout contender.Radios that
follow the definitions guidelines set by the Committee ANDavailable for new or
NOS purchase by AM-DX hobbyists will be considered for the SummertimeeBay or other
common sources, they may fail to qualify. As such, your suggestionof the GE
#7-1637A model will be accepted if the radio can be purchased fromeBay (or
other common sources) as an NOS unit. The reason for thisrequirement is so
that interested hobbyists can easily order any shootout contenderthey desire,
rather than face the frustration of tracking down a rarediscontinued unit.