> From: "Randy Thompson, K5ZD" <email@example.com>
> Help me draw the line here.
It won't be an easy line to draw: "As my probability professor put it the
other night, there are an infinite number of numbers between true and
Let me suggest a standard for discussion: "Single operators are not allowed
to use outside assistance during or after the contest in determining the
identities of stations, their exchanges, or the frequencies on which they're
I think that would meet the intent of the majority of participants. Or not?
Personally, I do not have a moral problem with single-ops obtaining generic
information - like propagation conditions or weather - from outside sources.
I would define a "spot" as information about the operation of a specific
station during the contest period.
Doug Smith W9WI
Pleasant View (Nashville), TN EM66
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