[CQ-Contest] Skimmer - Proposal & Compromise

K0HB k-zero-hb at earthlink.net
Wed Jun 4 15:48:21 EDT 2008

> [Original Message]
> From: Sherman Banks <w4atl at shermanbanks.net>
> So as I understand it a computer can encode CW but is banned from decoding
> it. Where is the line drawn with calling CQ? If we are consistent, then
> computer should be banned from encoding and decoding CW.
> Keyers have little computers in them to aid in the sending of CW. They
> should be banned too.

If this is one of those "either/or" deals, then I could agree to this
quicker than I could agree to "Skimmer isn't assistance".

73, de Hans, K0HB
Observation the morning after the contest: 

  "A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than 
  any invention in human history -- with the possible 
  exception of a quart of tequila and a borrowed 
  Vibroplex key."

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