At 05:53 PM 10/30/2002 -0500, Georgek5kg@aol.com wrote:
>If I go assisted (still undecided), I will continue to put out spots
>without sections for two reasons: 1.) I don't want the bother of having
>to enter section info into the spot, and 2.) I don't believe that the
>section info should be included in the spot info; the section should be
>learned during the exchange.
Good for you, George. You are entitled to do whatever you want. Packet
during SS is a bottomless pit of lazy operators, and it starts merely hours
into the contest. I've witnessed the harassment (*) given to people who
put out spots without the sections in them. I don't understand why it's so
darned important. IMHO, getting a clean sweep has been totally minimized
by the use of packet. Thank heavens that the ARRL finally outlawed using
DX packet clusters to work QSOs in Field Day a few years back.
73 - Jim AD1C
(*) I'm not a lawyer, and I don't play one on TV either!
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