The previous message was sent in error. It should have said:
I do not want to see ANY rules that would require single operators to connect
to the internet (or other outside networks) to be competitive.
The Assisted and multi-operator classes are different.
> On November 8, 2017 at 8:10 AM MARK BAILEY <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi Leo:
> I am not in favor of allowing self-spotting for single operators. I do not
> want to see ANY rules that would reqto connect to the internet (or other
> outside networks) for single operators to be competitive.
> Mark, KD4D
> > On November 7, 2017 at 3:02 PM "Lyubomir Slavov, OR2F" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > wrote:
> > Hi Mark,
> > IMHO - it's quite dangerous to spot somebody before you have him in the log
> > ... this could create a pile-up on his frequency, i.e. drops down your
> > chance at all.
> > ...
> > In general, what about if the self-spotting is allowed ?
> > Of course within defined limits - once every 3 min, 5 min, 10 min, etc. ?
> > (condition, that can be easily monitored)
> > Surely this will increase the total number of QSO in the contest...
> > Surely this will equalize chances *"to be seen"* on the band map, not on
> > the band ...
> > Surely this will save an investigation resource of the Committees, thus it
> > can be used somewhere else, at least for something more positive and
> > creative.
> > Actually, I don't know who of the participants will be affected, but I
> > expect some present regular *"Non-self-spotters"* won't take part in the
> > contests anymore as there will be no point in this. :-)
> > 73,
> > Leo / OR2F
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