[CQ-Contest] Remove that Word!

N7mal n7mal at citlink.net
Thu Jun 12 19:17:58 EDT 2008

Very Good Ward: I guess that's why you're the ham of the year and I'm not. 
That is an interesting approach and a very good one. Instead of constantly 
trying to redefine a word eliminate it and replace it with a new word. 
Here's my feeble further amplification on  your approach:
SO: Me and my one radio with no helpers against the world.
Multi: Me and some helpers, i.e. packet or skimmer, or another radio or all 
Multi-Multi: Me and all my possible helpers, i.e. friends, radios, the whole 
(Red, Green, Blue)
Again just my -2cents worth

Everyone in the world is
entitled to be burdened
by my opinion

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Ward Silver
To: CQ-Contest Reflector
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2008 15:22
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Remove that Word!

> Ron is correct. If the contesting community cannot agree what "Assisted"
> means, it's fruitless to try to fabricate contest rules. (Sorry Randy)
> This
> term needs to be defined first, then the rest will fall into place. And I
> don't think the contesting community can define it for the contest
> sponsors
> (Sorry again Randy). The definition/clarification needs to come from the
> sponsors themselves.
> 73 de Bob - K0RC in MN

I've got a better idea - how about we get **RID** of the word "assisted"
entirely?  It is far too vague to be of any use when we are really talking
about sources and movement of information.  I suggest SO and SO-Unlimited if
we're to have two categories.  If three, then SO, SO-Plus, and SO-Unlimited.
Then the sponsors can state the definitions and there won't be any arguing
about what constitutes "assistance."  The next debate will be about what
"single" and "operator" mean, of course.

Even better - maybe the categories should be named Red, Blue, and Green so
the category name is removed from the debate completely and thoroughly.

73, Ward N0AX

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