[CQ-Contest] SO2R

Ron Notarius WN3VAW wn3vaw at fyi.net
Fri Jan 24 22:38:14 EST 2003

Hmmm.   Considering that for better or worse, SO Assisted is already a
separate category, I don't see the point in debating whether or not it
should have become so, nor do I see what said alleged debate has to do with

The point I was trying to make is that SO-A evolved as a separate category
because there was sufficient reason, at least in the eyes of the contest
organizers, to do so.  I will not debate whether or not SO-A is an advantage
or a disadvantage over traditional SO -- for one thing, I don't have the
data, for another, as just stated, it is irrelevant.

Is 10% an "overwhelming" advantage?  I suspect that if you have to ask, the
answer may be "no"

73, ron wn3vaw

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Igor Sokolov" <ua9cdc at r66.ru>
To: "Ron Notarius WN3VAW" <wn3vaw at fyi.net>; <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 9:59 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] SO2R

> SO Assisted -- ie Packet use -- is a good example of fairly recent
> in technology that evolved into a separate category, and it makes sense as
> such.

> Now maybe I'm wrong, but I have yet to see a body of concrete evidence
> SO2R gives an overwhelming edge over SO1R.  I'm not saying it is or isn't
> so -- I'm saying, let's see the data first and then draw a conclusion.

Just for the sake of argument... where is the body of concrete evidence that
packet assisted gives the overwhelming edge? If you compare the top results
of assisted and non assisted you may draw the conclusion that assisted in
fact gives disadvantage...

Sure second radio gives one advantage especially at slow rates. Is it
I do not know.. depends on what you consider overwhelming. Is 10% of total
qso overwhelming?

73, Igor UA9CDC

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