Prediction software is not getting real time feedback like you are with
You are using outside assistance to make operating decisions.
If you operate in the assisted class then I say have at it. Single op
unassisted should be all you. Propagation predictions is just that a
guess by a program. You still have to determine if the band is open.
By using skimmer you know this in a matter of seconds.
W0MU-1 CC Cluster w0mu.net:23 or w0mu-1.dnsdynamic.com
On 5/30/2012 8:14 AM, Igor Sokolov wrote:
> With great number of skimmers used by RBN I have developed a habit of
> checking propagation on different bands by calling CQ on a clear spot and
> collecting skimmers data. VE7CC cluster software allows setting filters so
> that you only see spots for your own call sign.
> Now I wonder would such a technique be a violation of not assisted
> category. In essence I would not get no outside help in locating,
> identifying and working stations in the contest. I just get accurate and up
> to date information about propagation which is basically more accurate then
> what I might have got with the help of propagation prediction software.
> What is contesting public opinion?
> 73, Igor UA9CDC
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