If you want to quote rules, you are missing the one that fundamentally
applies here. Go to the end of the WPX rules under XV. DISQUALIFICATION
"The use of non-amateur means such as telephones, telegrams, packet, etc. to
solicit contacts or multipliers during the contest is unsportsmanlike and
the entry is subject to disqualification. Actions and decisions of the WPX
Contest Committee are official and final."
So there are specific rules in place that address the use of packet for
self-spotting. I would stop discussing this in an open forum and make a
formal complaint to N8BJQ.
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