On 29/06/2011 02:42, Charlie Gallo wrote:
in reply to EI5DI who said:
>> but it makes about as much sense as using
>> a pole in a high-jump competition.
> They do, they call it Pole Vaulting, and is still part of track and field
That's my point - when you do something to
change the nature of an activity, it becomes
a different activity with a different name.
Why then do so many use the internet while
contesting, a fundamentally different activity
from amateur radio? Sure, they're still in
the communications business, but it's not
amateur radio communications.
And yes, they do work other stations using
amateur-band RF. But, it's a contest and
how you find those stations matters.
Reminds me of crossword enthusiasts who
use an electronic solver - they can always
claim they filled in the squares all by
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