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Re: [CQ-Contest] Cheating with Packet

To: "David Molvin" <wa3nko@ix.netcom.com>,<cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Cheating with Packet
From: "Kelly Taylor" <ve4xt@mts.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 23:27:00 -0600
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Hi David,

Unfortunately, getting rid of Telnet would be like trying to get rid of the 

The problem isn't that people use spots, it's that some, a minority perhaps, 
use them and don't claim to use them.

None of the above should be construed as an argument for or against spotting 
assistance. Want to rid the world of packet? Please. Be my guest. Don't know 
how you do that short of armed insurrection, but the attempt would be 
interesting to watch.

73, kelly
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Molvin" <wa3nko@ix.netcom.com>
To: <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2007 7:18 PM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Cheating with Packet

> Seems like a rather simple solution to me...get rid of telnet.  Keep the 
> assisted category.  What would this accomplish?  Well, for those who 
> remember packet when that is what it was, when the contest rolled around 
> and the activity on the cluster went thru the roof, the endless 
> disconnects were a real pain.  OK, I know that the software will reconnect 
> automatically but the distraction is there.  Then there was of course the 
> building up of the system.  Took a lot of time away from improving ones 
> own station didn't it?  Don't forget the limits...how many clusters can be 
> linked together before disconnects are common?  I can't remember but I do 
> remember our local cluster turning off all the extra nodes just so we 
> could stay connected for the duration of the contest.  No more worldwide 
> spots...I suppose I could think of a few more but thats it for now.
> My 2 cents,
> David, WA3NKO
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