James Cain wrote:
> I don't see why this (Single Operator using a real-time scoreboard)
> even merits "discussion."
> How could anyone assert that a "single operator" entrant who looks at
> a real-time contest scoreboard via the internet, packet, etc. is NOT
> In my opinion, the only contest categories with any legitimacy are
> Single Operator (strictly defined and enforced) and Unlimited. All
> the other categories are mere constructs.
> Time to read "Alice in Wonderland" again.
> Jim Cain, K1TN/9
The problem is the "strictly defined and enforced" clause. There is no
such clause. Consider the following behavior, which is not uncommon for
some high-scoring single-op (unassisted) operators:
- Loading up the bandmap just before the contest begins using
packet/internet spots, and picking off those spots during the first hour
of the contest.
- Using the internet to obtain real-time ionospheric and solar
information during the contest.
- Having someone else perform station and antenna maintenance during the
contest, while the single-op continues to operate.
CQ-Contest mailing list