[CQ-Contest] Use of CW decoders in contests

Barry w2up at comcast.net
Thu May 27 05:20:09 PDT 2010

I see no problem with using a CW decoder, until someone is able to run a 
200 hour using one :.)

I know several guys who used them as a crutch to get them started in CW 
contesting, and now they do well without them.  Think of a CW decoder as 

Barry W2UP

David Thompson wrote:
> I see no reason to ban the use of code readers which usually only code 
> keyboard code correctly.
> The hams that still use bugs will be hard copy.
> If this is banned why not ban working packet spots by assisted or multi ops. 
> Most times the PC and radio do the work without intervention from a human.
> 73 Dave K4JRB 
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Barry Kutner, W2UP             Lakewood, CO

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