[CQ-Contest] The Skimmer Rule Challenge

Stan Stockton k5go at cox.net
Wed Jun 11 21:49:03 EDT 2008

---- "Joe Subich wrote: 

> So what?  The software can export the data as blinking lights, 
> a paper tape, or an electric shock to sensitive parts of the 
> anatomy and it is still NOT DX Assistance because it does 
> not involve the participation of another person.  

Joe - If I bought into your definition of DX alerting assistance of any kind, but had my viewpoint on Skimmer, I would then argue, using your logic, that if someone put out a very short CQ (which will happen) for the express purpose of being "spotted" on hundreds of skimmers it was assistance because the CQing station was a person and was providing assistance to the single operator - in effect self spotting himself.  This is every bit as reasonable an argument as you are making regarding assistance of any kind.

The CQ WW rule says:

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

Name a few of the DX alerting assistance examples, other than packet, that would be outlawed for single operator and allowed for Single Operator Assisted without putting the entrant in the Multi-Single Category.  In other words what does OF ANY KIND mean and what are some examples.

Stan, K5GO

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