I recall this same issue from the RTTY Roundup. If I understand the rules
correctly for these ARRL contests,
this effectively rules out operating SO2R while using packet. I am hoping that
this will be something that league
will ask the CAC to evaluate because it has never made sense to me.
I agree that a Single Op Assisted category is needed here.
From: Pete Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Jimk8mr@aol.com; reflector cq-contest <CQ-Contest@Contesting.COM>
Sent: Tue, Jul 13, 2010 7:12 am
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Assisted or multi op.?
I think I probably did - I wasn't serious in any case. Maybe I'll
ubmit as a check log to make the point that they need an Assisted category.
73, Pete N4ZR
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n 7/13/2010 7:37 AM, Jimk8mr@aol.com wrote:
If you enter as Multi-Single, I hope you followed the ten minute on a
band rule. And that's ten minutes on the same mode as well as same band.
Off hand, I believe the ARRL contests where packet gets classed into
Multi-Single are single band contests where a 10 minute rule does not
There really is a big no-man's land in IARU for packet users.
73 - Jim K8MR
In a message dated 7/13/2010 7:04:00 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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
just as IARU does, but without the pejorative tone. I'm entering as
73, Pete N4ZR
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