Re "Computers and Contests" sidebar,
ARRL Operating Manual
Just for the record, the Op Man
sidebar in question was originally written
in 1986/87, for the then-1987 edition,
*not* the 1990 edition.
I think it's fair to say that all concerned were
aware that the contest sidebar material was out
of date in 1990. As editor (and/or former editor),
I certainly was--as was K1JX and other
persons directly involved with the project.
I left the HQ staff in 1988 (although I did continue
involvement with the Op Man to a certain extent
after that). But if I recall correctly (and its been
awhile!), the League made a business decision not to
revise that section and certain other portions of the
book until they implemented and produced a full-blown
revision under a new, in-house editor,
which as NJ2L noted, occurred in 1991.
I hope this clarifies the situation. Tnx/73.