The IARU rule is:
"4.1.3. Use of spotting nets, packet, or multi-channel decoders (such
as CW Skimmer) is not permitted. Single-operator stations that use
spotting nets, packet or multi-channel decoders will be reclassified
to the Multi-operator, Single Transmitter category. "
It could be argued that submitting spots constitutes "use of". Of
course the spirit of the rule is that you don't use spots to find
stations to work. It'd be tough to prove that you didn't do that, when
clearly you were connected during the contest, but then there's
nothing to say that someone who didn't submit any spots wasn't
Ultimately, it's up to the contest manager - suggest you make your
case to contests [at] arrl.org
~Iain / N6ML
On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 9:38 PM, Timothy Coker <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I don't think you were assisted based on what you wrote. Packet/telnet put
> me in the Multi-Op category because I used spots on the network to find
> stations. I can't see how you were assisted if you only spotted others and
> did not use their information for assistance in finding other stations to
> Tim, N6WIN.
> On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 1:40 PM, Saulius Zalnerauskas
>> I was using telnet and spotted almost every station in contest.
>> After contest I found what using cluster must be multi-op.?
>> It is very important to me because my raw score as S.Op.LP Mixed is high.
>> Please let me know. Not used cluster to find station's but only for
>> Sam LY5W
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