[CQ-Contest] arrl dx ssb spotting report

Andrew ac6wi at comcast.net
Thu Mar 12 18:48:54 PDT 2009

W0MU Mike Fatchett wrote:
> I even had a
> station ask me to spot him.  My interpretation of the rules would now put
> this station in the assisted class if they were not already.  Reported.

ARRL General Rule 3.14 [1]
"3.14. In contests where spotting nets are permissible, spotting your
own station or requesting another station to spot you is not permitted."

I read that as meaning it is against the rules to ask someone else to
spot you, irrespective of what category you enter.  If my interpretation
of that rule is correct then you were right to report the incident to
the sponsor!

Vy 73,

Andrew AC6WI / GI0NWG

[1] http://www.arrl.org/contests/announcements/rules-all.html

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