[CQ-Contest] It's never going to end!

Dick-w0raa w0raa at comcast.net
Sun Jun 22 11:44:37 EDT 2008


This rediculous subject is never going to end.  It is just going to go on 
and on and on, because there are those that have to have the last word.

The use of Skimmer is definitely assisted, but those who don't think it is 
will argue till their last breeath that it isn't.

When I see the word Skimmer in the subject of a message or in a message it 
self, I usually just delete it, and move on.  Putting it to rest is never 
going to happen.  Plus, think of all the fools who are foolish enough to pay 
$75 for it.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Edward" <sawyered at earthlink.net>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 21, 2008 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] The Skimmer Rule Challenge

> 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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