Here are the questions and resultsfrom the Surveymonkey poll with 328
individual responses. In general, more than 2 to 1 in favor of keeping SO and
SOA assisted. A clear majority also think the level of cheating detection is
good enough but there is a significant worry that cheating will outstrip
detection in the future.
I'll publish the graphs and some look at the longform comments in the July PVRC
newsletter, but here are the numerical results:
Question 1: Should the major DX contestseliminate the separate category for
single operators who use spotting or otherforms of technology assistance, and
just have one single op category?
YES - 27%
NO - 70%
DON'T CARE - 3%
Question 2: How do you feel about the currentlevel of detection of cheating in
the major DX contests in relation to the useof assistance?
41% - The level of detection is good enough to support separate categories and
will be able to keep up with advances in cheating.
18% - The level of detection is good enough to support separate categories but
will be not able to keep up with advances in cheating.
20% - The level of detection today is not sufficient to justify having separate
21% - No opinion
73 John K3TN
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