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

Mark Bailey kd4d at comcast.net
Fri Nov 4 07:54:04 EST 2005

Ok, well, we disagree then.

I do not agree that packet is just another contesting tool, because
other operators are helping you find multipliers and stations to
work.  It is fundamentally different than other tools that do not
involve "assistance" from other operators (computers,
SO2R, memory keyers, ...). Packet isn't about technology, it's
about assistance.

I also do not see how eliminating single-operator categories would 
"spread everyone around more" even if more stations start using
packet.  If anything, I think it would make the packet pileups

BTW, I sometimes enter "assisted" in Sweepstakes.  I don't have
anything against the category, and I operate WAE which doesn't
have single-operator at all (except as a special character in
the results).  I am NOT in favor of eliminating single-operator
categories in other contests and I'd actually like to see the
WAE folks add it.


Mark, KD4D

Shadow12TFS at wmconnect.com wrote:
> No,,,,,,,, I guess I wasn't clear. I think we should try having packet 
> available to ALL catagories. It's just another contesting tool, after all. We don't 
> have a seperate catagory for SO2R (although some have suggested this too) so 
> it shouldn't be too hard to justify allowing packet for everyone,  Maybe by 
> doing this, it will spread everyone around more, and ease the instant pileups 
> some. 
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