[CQ-Contest] The Skimmer Rule Challenge

ve4xt at mts.net ve4xt at mts.net
Thu Jun 19 12:08:11 EDT 2008

Mike, K1MK wrote:> If we do not presume competence on the part of the writer as to how 
> the rules were constructed and do not rely upon standard usage when 
> reading the rules, then the rules have no objective meaning.
> All we have to work with are the words of the rules. We cannot treat 
> the rules as if they were written by Lewis Carrol's Humpty Dumpty 
> ("When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean -- 
> neither more nor less.").

This is EXACTLY why I can't fathom how anyone could argue that the WW rule "DX Alerting assistance of 
any kind..." is ambiguous.

73, kelly

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