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Re: [CQ-Contest] cqcontest.net

To: "Paul O'Kane" <pokane@ei5di.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] cqcontest.net
From: Jukka Klemola <jpklemola@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2016 10:11:40 +0300
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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.

Jukka OH6LI

2016-04-03 22:00 GMT+03:00 Paul O'Kane <pokane@ei5di.com>:
> On 03/04/2016 17:16, Chris Hurlbut wrote:
> <snip>
>> 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
> there?
> 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.
> 73,
> Paul EI5DI
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