[CQ-Contest] WW SSB - the corruptive influence of packet

David Robbins K1TTT k1ttt at arrl.net
Tue Nov 1 18:45:27 EST 2005

As someone else has pointed out, the packet spotting network was designed
and built by and for contesters.  To shut it down for contests or not to use
it would be contrary to it's whole reason for existing.

David Robbins K1TTT
e-mail: mailto:k1ttt at arrl.net
web: http://www.k1ttt.net
AR-Cluster node: 145.69MHz or telnet://dxc.k1ttt.net

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:cq-contest-
> bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Dave VO1AU
> Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 03:19
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] WW SSB - the corruptive influence of packet
> Ken WM5R commented:
> > (d) The contests would be better off without packet at
> > all.  One option
> >    is always to turn it off and tune the radio instead.
> I agree 100%.  I've long felt packet was a corruptive
> influence in contests.  K1TTT's analysis serves only to show
> us the molecule of water at the tip of the iceberg.  Even
> the multi-ops should eschew packet, as far as I'm concerned.
> I enjoy using packet when I'm DXing between contests, and I
> have enjoyed it at multi-ops, but I'd massively prefer that
> packet-assisted participants (whether declared or not) were
> acknowledged only as checklogs.
> Sadly, too many people are hooked on that drug, and some of
> the most important organisers of contests think packet is a
> good thing.
> Dave VO1AU
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