[CQ-Contest] The Skimmer Rule Challenge

Michael Keane K1MK k1mk at alum.mit.edu
Sat Jun 21 08:12:41 EDT 2008

At 02:42 PM 6/20/2008, Stan Stockton wrote:

>  I think that might help the ole score on 160M and 80M with that 
> setup in Europe.

Perhaps. Although I am skeptical that knowing which inaudible 
stations are calling me would be quite so beneficial.

Even if I'm being fed callsigns (assumed to be correct), once I get a 
callsign, I'm on my own. I'd be reduced to guessing at the exchange 
and the acknowledgement as well as missing any requests for repeats 
if I can't hear them. Not my idea of what constitutes a valid 
contact. If log checking then dings me for blown exchanges, then the 
ole score could be headed in the wrong direction.

I presume that if one is going to play by the rules then one is going 
to play by all the rules. In the case of ARRL contests that presently 
means: "All callsigns and exchange information must be sent, 
received, acknowledged and logged correctly by each station for a 
complete QSO." I don't see what would change about that if I had 
another station spotting my pile-up.

Mike K1MK

Michael Keane K1MK
k1mk at alum.mit.edu

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