It's sort of funny the way the rule is worded - as if using spotting
assistance is shameful. Several ARRL contests don't have a single-op
assisted category, but they classify single op + packet as multi-single,
just as IARU does, but without the pejorative tone. I'm entering as
73, Pete N4ZR
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On 7/12/2010 9:39 PM, Iain MacDonnell - N6ML wrote:
> 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
> receiving them.
> 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
>>> 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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