Also the opportunity to use the Decca masts in the current experiment is a
golden opportunity which shouldn't be missed. It may well be argued that
QSOs made with commercial stations shouldn't count for rewards, but that
is not the point.
The rules of the Peter Bobek award deliberately allow any type of
antenna, even a commercial one, as anyone can erect a 200ft
vertical for about ten pounds (by using a kite). It does, however,
prohibit the use of a special high power permit because the real
point is to make the QSO with normal licensed ERP. This does not
mean that a transatlantic QSO using 100W or even 1000W is not
interesting or useful, but just that it is outside the award.
Mike, G3XDV (IO91VT)