After reading John AE5X blog did I become aware of the interesting activity refered to in the link below.
This looks like an interesting activity, almost like contesting from the slow lane.
Every year one starts off fresh with a clean slate and a new set of goals.
The “formula class” might appeal to many radio amateurs with limited resources (basic antennas and without power amplifiers).
I fail to understand why a rotatable dipole is grouped with gain antennas: Yagi, Quads and the like. A dipole is dipole and it has no gain. In fact it serves as the base reference when comparing antennas. I think that restriction is daft.
would love to participate as formula 1, but I do not have gain antennas. Plan-B would be to participate as formula 2, but a rotatable dipole is not permissible. Just goes to prove it is impossible to please everyone.