N6AA's note

Barry Kutner w2up at voicenet.com
Fri Sep 27 10:01:09 EDT 1996

Dick - I'm confused. I've read many notes here on the reflector, and 
heard K3WW's presentation at Dayton showing that "single op 
distracted" scores are lower than single-op without packet, most of 
the time.

So, how is using packet an unfair advantage? It SHOULD hurt the 
scores of the single op, shouldn't it? 

As has been said already, if someone's gonna cheat they're gonna 
cheat. Whether it is running power, or using packet. Or, having the 
host at a guest op station help with equipment problems, or even 
relieve the guest op for a little while here and there...

Since a WRTC judge-style setup is not practical, the honor system is 
the only way to continue...
73 Barry
Barry Kutner, W2UP                           Internet: w2up at voicenet.com
Newtown, PA                   FRC            alternate: barry at w2up.wells.com

>From rlboyd at CapAccess.org (Rich L. Boyd)  Fri Sep 27 15:44:02 1996
From: rlboyd at CapAccess.org (Rich L. Boyd) (Rich L. Boyd)
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 10:44:02 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: SO v SOA v macho
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91-FP.960927104139.12904B-100000 at cap1.capaccess.org>

Hi, Pedro.  Yes, I agree.  Those are the main differences in the two 
categories:  spotting band openings and finding mults.  There is much 
more to good operating than those two things, though they are very 
important.  And...being able to take in this packet info on band openings 
and available mults is an additional operating skill that is not required 
of single ops.  So, I think it's a tradeoff; some operating skills that 
SOs have to use are not required by SOAs and some operating skills that 
SOAs have to use are not required by SOs; the two categories are 
different.  But...there are many good operating skills that both have in 

73 - Rich Boyd, KE3Q

>From jholly at hposl02.cup.hp.com (Jim Hollenback)  Fri Sep 27 16:10:00 1996
From: jholly at hposl02.cup.hp.com (Jim Hollenback) (Jim Hollenback)
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 08:10:00 -0700
Subject: Multiple-Choice Packet-in-Contests Quiz
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> 4)  Change the rules to allow packet spotting for single-operator
> categories. Operator skills should be only important in the Sprint.
> International DX contests should be primarily a measure of location and
> station.

The first sentence sounds like a choice. The next two sentences sound more
like statement of fact.

I vote for #4.

73, Jim, WA6SDM
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