[CQ-Contest] This is Logic?

Mark Beckwith n5ot at n5ot.com
Tue Jun 10 20:58:34 EDT 2008

Here here.  Jim's post pretty much sums it up for me.  I'm not for anything 
that makes the game unrecognizable.  Certainly not interested in playing a 
I don't recognize and that I don't find interesting.  Call me old fashioned. 

Mark, N5OT

> W4TV and others argue that the ability to populate one's bandmap with
> several hundred spots of every one of the signals on the band heard from
> one location, refreshed every minute if the operator wishes, is 
> unassisted.
> They fall back on the old axiom that "technology should be left alone if
> it's within the five hundred meter circle," no matter that every signal
> will ba labeled, its frequency noted with the ability to click on it and
> immediately transported there, and it that's not enough, the transmission
> is decoded so the operator is able to see when the station is standing by.
> As soon as we all using this "non-assisted" advance in technology, we will
> be offered the attractive ability to call this station automatically when
> our decoding software determines the station is needed, is not a dupe, and
> has stood by for a call. We won't even have to hear any thing from the
> station we have just "worked." Are we so foolish to allow the definition 
> of
> "non-assisted single operator" contesting to follow this path? These 
> voices
> argue that as long as all this takes place in the "magic circle" of our 
> own
> five hundred meter circle, it's all OK.
> I, for one, do not and will not buy this.
> Jim George N3BB 

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