[CQ-Contest] Skimmer for S/O in IARU

Robert Naumann w5ov at w5ov.com
Tue Jun 3 09:32:20 EDT 2008

Joe (W4TV),

I would like for you to cite your source for your definition of what
assisted means.

In contrast to your assertion, the published CQWW rules for single operators
are very plain where it says:

"The use of DX alerting assistance of any kind places the station in the
Single Operator Assisted category".

The words "of any kind" encompass anything that might be used to provide
assistance to a single operator. There is no distinction between outside of
one's station or within one's station. The point is not where it comes from,
but instead the point is that there should not be any kind of assistance to
a single operator.

Skimmer's purpose and intent is to provide DX alerting assistance. 

You asked:  

Q: "Where does a computer controlled second receiver located within the 500
meter circle feeding a multiple channel code reader become Assistance"?  

A: When it provides DX alerting assistance to a single operator.


Bob W5OV

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