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Re: [CQ-Contest] SO vs. SOA Scores

To: "Barry" <w2up@mindspring.com>, cq-contest@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] SO vs. SOA Scores
From: "K0HB " <k-zero-hb@earthlink.net>
Reply-to: k-zero-hb@earthlink.net
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2006 17:12:28 -0000
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 W2UP wrote:

> Single op with helpers to .... prepare meals  ....  is not single op, IMO.

You don't seem to be joking, so let me explore that statement with you,
just so we can set the boundary......

If I accept your statement at face value, my XYL is not allowed to prepare
my meals on contest weekends.  She'll be happy to hear that, I suppose.  

Would it still be assistance if she didn't >prepare< the meal, but went and
got take out from Wun Hung Lo chinese restaurant?  Hmmmm, probably still a
no-no because although she didn't >prepare< the meal, she still assisted by
picking it up.

OK, I don't like chow mein anyhow.  I'll just >order in< a giant pizza with
extra anchovies.  Oops, but now the kid down at Pizza Palace >prepared my
meal< so I guess you'd still consider me assisted.

I guess I'll just have to go out to the kitchen and prepare my own meal.  
But then, who assisted me by stocking the icebox? 

I guess it should be pretty evident by now that the only way to remain "SO"
under this rule it to go hungry all weekend.  Any SO caught taking
nourishment during the contest will be DQ'd.

Remember when Catholics couldn't eat meat on Friday.....  they had a papal
dispensation for the elderly......  maybe I can apply for that, as long as
no one assists me with the application.

73, de Hans, K0HB
 ><{{{{*>    http://www.home.earthlink.net/~k0hb  

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