[CQ-Contest] Blind Mode for N1MM Bandmap

Igor Sokolov ua9cdc at gmail.com
Fri Oct 22 21:59:30 PDT 2010

> My suggestion to the guys who write rules is to consider a different
> approach to the definition of "assisted".  Instead of what tools you
> use, it could be defined in terms of what *information* you use, and how
> you got it.

Radiosport is based not only on operating skills but also on technological 
achievements. Multiple stacked antennas on high towers is much greater 
advantage then Skimmer or waterfall panadapter.
I would suggest that for Single op unassisted the rules state that all the 
technology must be controlled by a single person. Any involvement of other 
human beings (dx cluster, local network, etc) during the contest should be 
considered multy op entry.
Such a rule will not stop technological development but will clearly 
separate SO from MO.
Still there is a problem of control and enforcement of the rules exists. It 
is not easy to distinguish use of Skimmer from a group of local spotters 
judging by received logs only.  But this difficulty should not be the reason 
to  write contest rules in order to ease this difficulty.

Just my HO

73, Igor UA9CDC 

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