This question comes up all the time.
The answer is an emphatic *NO*.
No one else can do something to change your entry category.
> It has been said that if I am operated SOU and a friend stops by and says
> 'xx8xx is on 14.200', and I go work him I'm now assisted.
> What if I find xx8xx on my own and he says 'I'm also listening on 7200',
> I go work him. Does that make me assisted? I wouldn't have known he was
> there without him telling me, as I'm not using packet cluster. That seems
> to violate the 'locate' part of unassisted. 73
> Tom W7WHY
>>Single Operator (that is, one who is operating Without Assistance) must
> *alone* perform both of the following activities:
> #1 - locate (tune in) each signal AND
> #2 - identify each callsign that will be entered into his log.
> Both #1 and #2 requirements must be met in order to be considered single
> The operator must #1 locate or tune in each signal (or set his radio to a
> specific frequency by turning a dial, or initiate frequency selection by
> computer control or whatever) AND
> #2, he must identify (or copy) the callsign of that station he located by
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