[CQ-Contest] CQ WW CC Update

Radio K0HB kzerohb at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 12:15:36 PDT 2010

I'm not quite the purist that Paul is.

This may shear a little wool off my personal definition.

Anything that happens INSIDE MY STATION and does not involve any other 
on-the-air operator, whether technology or radioskills, does not (in my 
opinion) constitute outside assistance.

This would (in my opinion) preclude outside skimmers, databases generated 
from external logs, cluster spots, RBN's, etc.

It would, howver, (in my opinion) allow local skimmer, local decoder, SO2R, 
SCP from my own previous logs, or any other skill or technology which is 
totally implemented INSIDE MY STATION and depends on no QSO-related 
information input by any outside facility.

The usual disclaimer for Doug --- the above is my personal opinion, and 
should not be construed, in whole or in part, as binding on any other 
operator, station owner, contest sponsor, or candidate of any organized 
political party.

73, de Hans, K0HB
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From: "Paul O'Kane" <pokane at ei5di.com>

> That's a woolly definition.  The Reverse Beacon Network has
> the potential to be of greater "assistance" than the cluster,
> but it is not the work of other operators, any more than your
> rig or your logging software are the work of other operators.
> If you define "assistance" to be the use, during the contest,
> of other (non-RF and non-amateur) modes, frequency bands,
> communications systems or technologies to find or facilitate
> QSOs, you're half-way there.  That includes cluster, the RBN,
> and remote operations of any kind.
> If you include decoders as "assistance" (in CW contests) that
> covers skimmer.  And before anyone complains this rules out
> "ordinary" decoders, why should an operator who doesn't know
> CW ever get credit for a CW QSO?
> There is little hope of SCP being regarded as "assistance"
> - that's just another static reference file, regardless of
> who worked on it.
> 73,
> Paul EI5DI

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