[CQ-Contest] The Skimmer Rule Challenge

Jim Preston jpreston1 at cox.net
Sun Jun 22 09:32:52 EDT 2008

If you consider a code reader to be assistance, why not a memory keyer 
or computer generated cw? For that matter, computer logging. All of 
those give the operator as much assistance as a code reader.

Jim N6VH

Edward wrote:
> Does anyone want to argue that using a "Code Reader" is NOT assistance.
> I can think of no greater poster child for DEFINING Assistance than a
> code reader.
> Lets just put an end to the endless debate by saying the following:
> Use of a code reader, of any kind including to populate bandmaps, puts
> you in "Assisted Category".
> "What do I have against the hearing impaired"?  Nothing.  They can
> happily contest and compete against hearing impaired and non-hearing
> impaired people in the assisted category.  Last I looked, a number of
> people prefer and compete mightily in the assisted category for various
> reasons.  There is no discrimination by placing those that need a code
> reader for any reason in the assisted category.
> Simple as that.
> Some will say "but Writelog comes with a code reader".  So what?  You
> shack probably has an internet connection, but that doesn't mean you
> have to use it, right?
> Ed  N1UR
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