[CQ-Contest] SO Unassisted Scores vs. SO with "Help" Scores

Jeff Steinman n5tj at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 17 22:21:50 EDT 2008

It's true that in most years, for CQ WW and ARRL DX, the highest single operator all band score comes from the operator who is Unassisted. But I do not believe that means "Help", call it packet or skimmer or other, is not a valuable tool to increase scores. And in fact I believe that if the guys winning single op Unassisted today used "Help" they would continue to win, and at a score higher than if they did NOT use "Help". 

It's just that they operate Unassisted because they like to find stations on their own, the old fashioned way.


Jeff N5TJ

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