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

Jacob W Tennant k8jwt at adelphia.net
Mon Oct 31 23:12:03 EST 2005

Well even though this was my first real contest effeort as a operator for 
the N8HKI attempt at Multi-One, I found that the packet spots were only 
helpful if we were having trouble getting a clear copy on the other station 
as it would give us an idea of who we were listening to/for.

Per sonally I have never used the spots at my previous SOAB activities as I 
didn't have packet/telnet access to them so if I heard it I tried to work 

Jacob Tennant - K8JWT
second op of N8HKI team
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave VO1AU" <VO1AU at rac.ca>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005 10:19 PM
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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