Using any CW reader/decoder places entrant in assisted category.
>From CQ WW Rules FAQ
"Q: Can I use a code reader to help me work stations on CW and be in the
single operator category?
No. Any single operator that uses a code reader must enter the Assisted
category. This was part of the rule changes for 2015."
It used to be multi channel readers. The rule was changed.
2016-04-03 22:00 GMT+03:00 Paul O'Kane <email@example.com>:
> On 03/04/2016 17:16, Chris Hurlbut wrote:
>> Single line score probably doesn't do much, and isn't much assistance.
>> (Total Q's, total mults, and total score.)
>> Full band break down seems like assistance to me.
> "Assisted" is a meaningless and inherently ambiguous term
> because all relevant technology assists one way or another.
> The term may have had some relevance twenty or more years
> ago, before internet use became widespread.
> These days, the term "Connected" is a better alternative
> because it accurately describes the nature of an operation.
> When you connect to an external network for the purpose
> of improving your score, you are "Connected". This would
> include cqcontest.net and other real-time scoreboard sites,
> the usual cluster and RBN sites, and any other yet-to-be-
> introduced networked technology. Not much wriggle room
> To individuals or sponsors who claim that's not what the
> rules say, I respectfully suggest it's what the rules
> should say.
> Note that local multi-channel CW/RTTY, and soon-to-be SSB,
> decoders are included in the "Assisted" category. I expect
> this will continue regardless of any replacement name for
> the category.
> Paul EI5DI
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