[CQ-Contest] Robot Op Challenge

Richard J. Norton ae327 at lafn.org
Wed May 31 12:52:48 EDT 2000

N4ZR said -

>Recently I saw a message posted (here, I think) in which the writer
>for granted that computer robot ops already exist that can do as well
as a
>skilled human in operating a contest.  The writer said that it is
>because of the programmers' forbearance that these robots have not
taken over.

"Taken over" likely refers to overpopulating the bands, not winning
the contests.

The reason that robots have not been released is that, with our
limited spectrum available, it has been felt to be bad policy to allow
a frequency/channel to be usurped by an unattended machine.

Do you think that 100 CQing robots would impact 40 meter DX contesting
positively ?

Do you think  "single operators" each "managing" 6 robots calling CQ
on 6 bands in a computer interleaved pattern would impact contesting


Dick Norton, N6AA

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