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Re: [CQ-Contest] Why SuperCheckPartial makes you assisted

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Why SuperCheckPartial makes you assisted
From: Paul O'Kane <pokane@ei5di.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:01:32 +0000
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On 23/11/2015 21:14, Stu Phillips wrote:


Using Super Check Partial makes you assisted category in a contest.

No - all relevant technology assists.  In essence, what distinguishes
"assisted" from "unassisted" is that you connect to external networks,
typically the cluster or RBN, to improve your score - benefiting from
real-time spotting information from other operators or from remote

When you're not connected (and not using CW skimmer), you're unassisted.

Rather than Assisted and Unassisted, the terms should be Connected and
Unconnected.  Seems obvious to me :-)


For me going forward, I will submit my entries in the assisted category whenever I use 
Super Check Partial – its clear that it helps with accuracy and likely rate.

Here are a few other things that help with accuracy and rate -

  Contest Loggers
  CW and voice keyers.
  CTY.DAT for callsign identification.
  Automatic antenna switching.

The list is endless - all relevant technology assists, and
SCP is no different (and very useful).  After all, it's
another reference file, freely available to all before the
contest and with no external updates during the contest.

If anyone feels obliged to abstain from using SCP, wouldn't
the same argument apply to using CTY.DAT (from AD1C)?

Paul EI5DI

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