[CQ-Contest] Packet Spotting Net's [was: Competing in the Daylight]

Radiosporting Fan radiosporting at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 14 06:00:12 EDT 2005

>  >You can't pick and choose which technological
>  >advancements are or are
>  >not cheating.

> There are very many of us who are clear that packet
> is not just a technological 'advancement', it is
> fundamentally not single-operator

Gentlemen.  Please stop saying this.  Is is at the
very least 'inaccurate' and leads people to become a
mode bigot (packet (AX.25) = bad?).

Packet is AX.25.  It is a modulation mode and a
ditital communication protocol.  One may engage a
simplex (non-digipeated) QSO using AX.25 for contest
credit (provided the event is not mode specific enough
to exclude it).  Packet is not the issue.

Say what you mean: Packet Spotting Networks (PSN's if
you must abbreviate).  But be sure to include all
types of spotting networks (including FM repeaters
that are used for such things).

Ev, W2EV

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