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[CQ-Contest] Is it time that the contest sponsors officially identify SC

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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Is it time that the contest sponsors officially identify SCP as "assisted?"
From: kr2q@optimum.net
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:26:40 +0000 (GMT)
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Yes, the sponsors (or their committees) make the rules and the definitions.

In CQWW and other contests, use of a database to alter calls is not 
allowed...post contest.

There can be zero doubt that using SCP is using a database assembled by others.
Is there really a difference in changing a callsign during the contest via use 
of a db as
compared to changing it after the contest via a database?  Think about it.

Please focus on the "database" aspect rather than the timing aspect.

If CQWW can recognize use of a CW decoder (any type, not just skimmer type) as 
then why not recognize use of SCP as assisted?

For me (IMHO), use of SCP is far more "assisted" than use of a cw decoder.

If SCP partial is not helping you "copy" the callsign, then why use it?  Would 
you be happy
to operate without it?  If yes, then say so.  If no, say so...and please 
clarify why not.

This is an old tune for me.  See my NCJ article from May 1996, which covers 
many topics,
including SCP.  Don't have it available?  Write me and I'll send you a copy.

Some things never change....or can they?

Usual disclaimer about my opinion versus my membership on the CQWWCC.

de Doug KR2Q

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