[CQ-Contest] Definitions, back to basics
vs_otw at rogers.com
Wed Jun 4 15:53:57 EDT 2008
Skimmer is a wrong topic for discussion. It is just a phenomenon of this
particular moment. Programmers, etc, don't stop and tomorrow they will bring
another innovation along, and the discussions will start over again. Just
recently the remote operation was discussed here, now it's Skimmer, then
there will be a worldwide network of remote stations controlled by robotic
skimmers or something else, and nobody of us knows what will it be and when.
It's time to stop now and clearly define WHAT an amateur radio contact IS,
and what is the operator's, the individual's role in that. Then contest
rules can be set up accordingly. And the rules should be universal, they
have to stay unchanged regardless innovations coming.
When a sportsman runs around a stadium, he knows, he should run 1 km. He
does not care what particularily is forbidden for him, is it a bike, or a
Ferrary car, or a helicopter. Moreover, he does not care what other
innovations will come tomorrow. He only knows what is ALLOWED for him. He
Isn't it time to set up basics?
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