[CQ-Contest] Blind Mode for N1MM Bandmap

Paul O'Kane pokane at ei5di.com
Tue Oct 26 07:22:55 PDT 2010

On 26/10/2010 10:50, S56A wrote:

> Paul, your conditions explicitly forbid use of SDR and even bandscopes.

To avoid any misunderstanding, here are the three conditions.

1.  The tools should not replace amateur-band RF in any part of
      the signal path between the operators concerned - subject
      only to the usual 500 metre radius circle / own property
      limits for contesting,

2.  The tools should not involve any use, during the contest,
      of non-amateur-radio communications modes or technologies,
      with the potential for, or for the purpose of, finding or
      facilatating contest QSOs.

3.  In CW contests, CW decoders (including Skimmer, with any
      decoding facility enabled) should not be used.  Why?
      Because such use reduces CW to the status of just another
      data mode.

My question is - where, precisely, in any of these conditions
is there an explicit (or even an implicit) prohibition on SDRs
or bandscopes?

If there is, I will be happy to redraft the paragraph.

For clarification, the phrase "communications modes or
technologies" was intended to mean "communications modes
or communications technologies".

Paul EI5DI

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