Supposing there were a website that listed real-time scores of other
stations - and that's all - with NO info on bands, band changes,
frequencies, times or anything other than their score at the moment? I
could see being interested in how I was placing alongside others. But I
cannot fathom how this would help me to improve my own score. That would be
up to me and my experience.
73, Zack W9SZ
On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 8:20 AM, V Sidarau <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> As the dead horse appears to be still alive and kicking, let me repeat the
> statement I used to make here in the list before, perhaps even not once.
> The Assistance (or whatever you call it) is ...
> Making use of any information gained without the operator's personal input
> and which may affect the entrant's score.
> - DX Cluster, DX Summit and the likes, RBN, E-Mail, telephone calls,
> WWV/WCY, online real time score, chat rooms, all of these things match
> - PC logging, PC keying, electronic bug, one's wife bringing coffee, a
> radio's bandscope, they don't.
> And BTW, if you know that ANY information you are about to use will improve
> or at least affect your score (and you know that for sure, otherwise you
> would not use it), why on Earth you don't want to enter as Assisted?
> Assisted is good, Assisted use ever-advancing technologies, Assisted is
> attractive for youngsters, so go ahead and use it! Just let the shrinking
> group of other style's operators enjoy their outdated "A boy and his radio"
> style and don't pretend that you belong to them.
> Vlad VE3IAE (contesting 70% as Assisted)
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