[CQ-Contest] Blind Mode for N1MM Bandmap

Richard F DiDonna NN3W richnn3w at verizon.net
Tue Oct 26 12:24:28 PDT 2010

How about this - information available to the user shall be limited to no 
more than what is available through the bandpass of his active VFOs (i.e., 
no more than 3.0 KHz on SSB or no more than 2.7 KHz on CW).

In other words, what you are capable of hearing on a frequency with your own 
ears is the limit of your assistance.

73 Rich NN3W

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul O'Kane" <pokane at ei5di.com>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Blind Mode for N1MM Bandmap

> 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".
> 73,
> Paul EI5DI
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