[CQ-Contest] web cam solicitation

Gilmer, Mike mgilmer at gnlp.com
Tue Oct 3 14:22:16 EDT 2000

I'm not sure which question you are answering in the affirmative...
Are you advocating shutting down SM3CER, eHam.net, contesting.com and all
the contest calendar and DXpedition web sites that announce contest and/or
specific callsign activity?  Does it matter if my DXpedition uploads it's
info to an online Calendar *before* vs. *during* a contest?

Although it's legitimate to claim that not much useful info goes out with
one update every 5 or 10 minutes, K4OJ is right that someday technology will
allow real-time video and audio.  When that happens, it will have to be
addressed.  For now, it's silly to think a webcam is anymore than a burden
to the webcam operator.

73 Mike N2MG

	N4VHK wrote:

> 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"-
> ETC.
> 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...
> 73,
> Henry Heidtmann, N4VHK
> Trustee, W4WS
> W4WS Contest Crew
> Winston-Salem, NC
> http://summitschool.com/faculty/w4ws.html
> http://summitschool.com/faculty/n4vhk.html
> 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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