Possible Contenders for the Ultralight Radio Summertime Shootout


Gary DeBock
 

Hello Dave,
 
     Thank you for your suggestions of the GE #7-1637A radio, and the Sony WM-FS493 radio-cassette combo unit, for the Ultralight Summertime Shootout.
 
     As you may be aware, the rules for shootout "contenders" are very close to the rules set by the Ultralight Classifications Committee for Sprint contests, and for competition for John Bryant's List of Firsts and Records.  Basically, this means that possible contenders must qualify as an Ultralight radio (as defined by the Definitions Committee), and must be generally available for purchase (as new units) by interested AM-DX hobbyists.
 
     In some instances, such as the E100 and SRF-39FP units, there is a constant possibility that approved but discontinued units may no longer be available for purchase, but once the model is approved by the Committee, the model's qualification will almost certainly be "grandfathered" by the Committee, for future qualification.  Otherwise, the Firsts and Records List would need to be altered each time an approved unit was unavailable for NOS purchase on eBay.
 
     As you may be aware, the Classifications Committee has issued a general guideline that radios in combination with peripheral devices (cassette recorders, cameras, mp3 players, etc.) are not currently being considered as qualified for Ultralight Radio designation.  This guideline is also being observed for qualification as an Ultralight Radio shootout contender.  Radios that follow the definitions guidelines set by the Committee AND available for new or NOS purchase by AM-DX hobbyists will be considered for the Summertime Shooutout, although if the units are not generally available from eBay or other common sources, they may fail to qualify.  As such, your suggestion of the GE #7-1637A model will be accepted if the radio can be purchased from eBay (or other common sources) as an NOS unit.  The reason for this requirement is so that interested hobbyists can easily order any shootout contender they desire, rather than face the frustration of tracking down a rare discontinued unit.
 
                               73,  Gary DeBock   
 
       




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Carl DeWhitt
 

---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@yahoogroups.com, D1028Gary@... wrote:

Hello Dave,

Thank you for your suggestions of the GE #7-1637A radio, and
the Sony
WM-FS493 radio-cassette combo unit, for the Ultralight Summertime
Shootout.

As you may be aware, the rules for shootout "contenders" are
very close
to the rules set by the Ultralight Classifications Committee for
Sprint
contests, and for competition for John Bryant's List of Firsts and
Records.
Basically, this means that possible contenders must qualify as an
Ultralight
radio (as defined by the Definitions Committee), and must be
generally available
for purchase (as new units) by interested AM-DX hobbyists.

In some instances, such as the E100 and SRF-39FP units, there
is a
constant possibility that approved but discontinued units may no
longer be
available for purchase, but once the model is approved by the
Committee, the
model's qualification will almost certainly be "grandfathered" by
the Committee,
for future qualification. Otherwise, the Firsts and Records List
would need to
be altered each time an approved unit was unavailable for NOS
purchase on
eBay.

As you may be aware, the Classifications Committee has issued
a general
guideline that radios in combination with peripheral devices (cassette
recorders, cameras, mp3 players, etc.) are not currently being
considered as
qualified for Ultralight Radio designation. This guideline is also
being observed
for qualification as an Ultralight Radio shootout contender.
Radios that
follow the definitions guidelines set by the Committee AND
available for new or
NOS purchase by AM-DX hobbyists will be considered for the Summertime
Shooutout, although if the units are not generally available from
eBay or other
common sources, they may fail to qualify. As such, your suggestion
of the GE
#7-1637A model will be accepted if the radio can be purchased from
eBay (or
other common sources) as an NOS unit. The reason for this
requirement is so
that interested hobbyists can easily order any shootout contender
they desire,
rather than face the frustration of tracking down a rare
discontinued unit.

73, Gary DeBock





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