Kind of like entering Tour de France on a motorcycle.
73s John AA5JG
--- On Thu, 7/22/10, Paul O'Kane <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> From: Paul O'Kane <email@example.com>
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Internet Assisted
> To: CQ-Contest@contesting.com
> Date: Thursday, July 22, 2010, 7:49 AM
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pete Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject Was : Speed Change Prevents Skimmer Spot
> > Sailboats and powerboats (I'm a sailboat guy) - there
> > is room for both in our ocean.
> That's an inappropriate analogy for "unassisted" and
> Our ocean is communications and we are the sailboaters
> of this ocean - using othing other than the natural
> elements of amateur-band RF to communicate.
> Once you use an alternative communications technology
> to find or facilitate contest QSOs, you may be still
> in the communications business, but you're not a radio
> amateur - not even "assisted". You're an internet
> In the same way, anyone who uses a mechanical form
> of propulsion on water is not a sailboater, even when
> he is sharing the ocean with sailboaters (and even
> when, from a distance, his boat looks like a sailboat).
> Time to drop the term "assisted", and call it what it
> is - the internet or, if you must "internet assisted".
> Paul EI5DI
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