[CQ-Contest] web cam solicitation

Henry Heidtmann n4vhk at summitschool.com
Tue Oct 3 13:40:25 EDT 2000

Yes it would be, if it was done DURING the contest. Announcing activity
is absolutely fine prior to the event. It becomes a problem when these
type of solicitations happen DURING the contest that annoy me-
especially on packet cluster...
...or a multi-op changing calls DURING the event to move a mult....
...or this type of spot "21.247   kXXX   pse spot zone 2- tnx!
...or emails arriving during the contest that say-
"we'll be on 7.067 looking US at 0300z- pse work us"-

Personally I have no problem with the Web Cam- we used one 4 years ago
from our FD site- Can't see how it would affect a score- but geez, seems
to be a rather inefficient use of time/manpower/computers keeping it
running! Who is watching it? Who has time during a contest to watch Joe
calling CQ on a computer screen?
To each his own...
Henry Heidtmann, N4VHK
Trustee, W4WS
W4WS Contest Crew
Winston-Salem, NC


jean giesler wrote:
> Do you mean that posting to this board (and others) that I will be
> taking part in a contest is considered solitation ?  How about the
> announcements in the amateur radio media that so and so are traveling to
> a certain location and will be using a special call during the contest.
> These are posted in DX related bulletins on the Internet. Do you also
> consider this solitation by non-amateur radio means?
> If so then many many of the records set must be considered void because
> of the non-radio solitation of contacts.
> Ole man  JEAN

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