[CQ-Contest] Single op ASSISTED by the Internet

Tom Horton k5iid at ntelos.net
Wed Feb 28 02:26:24 EST 2001

Hmmmmm....would it be ok if my wife tells me that a lightning bolt
just hit the tower or do I have to see it myself?
73, Tom K5IID

At 19:17 2/27/01 -0500, Jimk8mr at aol.com wrote:

 >In a message dated 2/27/2001 6:32:04 PM Eastern Standard Time,
 >k4oj at tampabay.rr.com writes:
 >  > I use packet in multi-op operations, and it is an invaluable tool...I 
 >  >  used the internet during a contest as well to track bad weather (I do
 > live
 >  >  in FL!), but it never would occur to me to do any of this sort of
 > thing if
 >  >  were a single op entrant and I do not know if I am just a damned old 
 >  >  but how this could be seen as being okay in single op is beyond my
 > ability
 >  >  to view the stretched envelope.
 >Would it have been OK to watch The Weather Channel on TV to keep track of an
 >approaching t-storm? Or if  it was from an over-the-air broadcast TV station?
 >   Is it any different to watch it on Weather.com or a NOAA web
 > site?  Shall we
 >have another single op class to separate people with windows in the shack vs.
 >people who operate in the basement?  Would it be worth extra points if your
 >shack is in the southwest corner of your basement?
 >Count me with those who never thought real time WWV reports were good for
 >much other than a sanity check when the conditions seem crummier than
 >73  -  Jim   K8MR
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