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Re: [CQ-Contest] Assisted or not assisted question (yet again)

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Assisted or not assisted question (yet again)
From: Hank Greeb <n8xx@arrl.org>
Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:55:49 -0400
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Perhaps the questions arise because of the advent of new technology.  We 
use all sorts of "new technology" for receiving and transmitting 
information - like computer logging, super high quality receivers, 
transmitting with aid of our computers, antenna designs which were 
totally unknown until recently, etc.   If we're against "progress" why 
don't we say we must use hand keys, rigs with very basic crystal 
filters, paper logging & Dupe Sheets, etc.???  (Yep, I know this is 
extreme, but I'm trying to make a point)

We must NOT use this or that operating aid.  What seems "logic" to one, 
doesn't seem logical to another.

There seems to be no "real" consensus on what forms of new technology we 
can use.   There appears to be some "elite clique" of self appointed 
"top echelon operators" who attempt to dictate "rules of the road" - and 
which MUST be followed by the plebiscite upon pain of ridicule and 
worse.  THAT is why the questions keep coming up, over and over again.

I fail to see why some "new technologies" are adopted wholeheartedly, 
and others are banned.

Of course, in saying this, I'll probably be branded as a heretic.

BTW, the YL contesters may have complaints about the use of "A Boy and 
His Radio" to describe a type of contesting.

73 de n8xx Hg

On 6/1/2012 2:53 PM,"Mike & Coreen Smith" <ve9aa@nbnet.nb.ca>  wrote:
> Message: 2
> Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 12:48:32 -0300
> From: "Mike&  Coreen Smith"<ve9aa@nbnet.nb.ca>
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Assisted or not assisted question (yet again)
> To: "CQ-Contest"<cq-contest@contesting.com>
> I don't know why this is so difficult for some folks???. . . 
> .honestly....pfffffff
> If it's not "a boy and his radio" then it's assisted. Plain and simple.
> I still maintain there are some out there looking for "us" to bless or 
> condone their cheating, because they are only barely cheating, or grey-area 
> cheating.
> 100% remove yourself from the outside world (boy and his radio) and now you 
> have single-op.
> What could be simpler?
> Wait, some folks will still ask "what if I do this?. . . what if I do that?"
> And round and round it goes. Hmmpf !
> WIth due respect and only the slightest hint of sarcasm,
> Mike VE9AA
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