According to the CQ 160 CW rules on the Web
there IS a single op assisted class in this contest. It was added in
2009, and appears in the results listings since then.
(D) Single Operator Assisted: HIGH POWER ONLY. Same as (A) with the
following exception: The use of passive spotting IS allowed. (See
definition of passive spotting functions below.)
Passive Spotting is defined as (but not limited to):
DX spotting nets or QSO alerting assistance of any kind. Over-the-air
nets or stations that provide frequency and station information.
Any device or person that provides frequency and callsign information of
any station during the contest period. This includes band skimmers or
similar devices. Passive spotting does NOT include band scopes, SDR
receivers, or the like, which provide no information about the signal
other than its presence, which is allowed in all categories.
If you are referring to the CQ 160 CW contest this weekend, there is NO single
The categories are single op OR multi-op. If you use any assistance you are a
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