beside the UK, that prohibits using these means "actively" (that means, UK
stations may not ask for QSOs on their QRGs, but they may be in that chat and
happily respond to other stations QSO requests), all countries i know of have
specific regulation. So, its not "allowed", but "not explicitly forbidden".
Beside that, why is packet only one-way? ON4KST-Chat is also easily accessible
packet. There are more than enough PR-internet-gateways nowadays, and ON4KST
offers a telnet access with low bandwidth consumption.
Vy 73 es 55 de Stefan, DL1ELY
Pete Smith schrieb:
> If European VHF and UHF contests allow the scheduling of QSOs by other than
> over-the-air means, then of course it's not cheating. However, it strikes
> me as absurd to combine packet (one-way data, information only) and two-way
> liaison via Internet under the same category.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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