You are correct Ed. The word assisted is the hangup. A pan adapter, PC
keying, SCP, computer logging and dupe checking and even the XYL
bringing a soft drink to the shack are forms of assistance. Perhaps
switching to the ARRL "Unlimited" term would better and consistent among
On 2015-12-02 23:41, Ed Muns wrote:
> What if the title or label for "Single-Operator Assisted" were
> "Single-Operator Category B"? Would it then be easier to live with the
> category definition created by the contest sponsor?
> SOA is just the name of an entry category. Yet, year after year, we have
> these inane threads about what each of us thinks the word "assistance"
> should mean. The debate is completely irrelevant. All that matters is how
> the contest sponsor defines the category, regardless of the legacy name for
> that category.
> Ed W0YK
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