I know many are gearing up for Field Day. It appears that several clubs around SW Florida are deciding to run amplifiers like the ALS-600. I am sure seasoned club pros have lost many hours of sleep developing the best possible score for this "non-contest" event I am curious...does the reducing the power factor multiplier from a factor of 2 to a factor of 1 really make the amplifier worth it? 7.2. Power multipliers: The power multiplier that applies is determined by the highest power output of any of the transmitters used during the Field Day operation. 7.2.1. If all contacts are made using a power of 5 Watts or less and if a power source other than commercial mains or motor-driven generator is used (batteries, solar cells, water-driven generator), the power multiplier is 5 (five). 7.2.2. If all contacts are made using a power of 5 Watts or less, but the power source is from a commercial main or from a motor-driven generator, the power multiplier is 2. If batteries are charged during the Field Day period using commercial mains or a motor-driven generator the power multiplier is 2 (two). 7.2.3. If any or all contacts are made using an output power up to 150 Watts or less, the power multiplier is 2 (two). 7.2.4. If any or all contacts are made using an output power greater than 150 Watts, the power multiplier is 1 (one). 7.2.5. The power multiplier for an entry is determined by the maximum output power used by any transmitter used to complete any contact during the event. (Example: a group has one QRP station running 3 Watts and a second station running 100 Watts, the power multiplier of 2 applies to all contacts made by the entire operation).