My opinion is that the use of this during the contest to be would
constitute assistance. I do the same as you before the contest and during
contests while running assisted. During a non-assisted category I will not
view any form of RBN or traditional spotting data, including those limited
to only my call sign.
My hopefully correct interpretation of the rules is really going to be
rough when I operate non-assisted and my own personal skimmer is helping
out all those assisted/multi-op hams while I cannot look at it one bit.
Tim / N6WIN.
On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 7:14 AM, Igor Sokolov <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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