[CQ-Contest] The Meaning of Assisted

Barry w2up at comcast.net
Fri Sep 17 13:44:03 PDT 2010

  Never. Same argument, different year.
Barry W2UP

On 9/17/2010 2:24 PM, Warren C. Stankiewicz wrote:
> When does this all stop?
> Before long, we'll have people crying that those who have pacemakers are
> receiving "assistance", not to mention people who use bronchial dialators
> (more breath for phone operating, after all).  If your significant other
> brings you coffee and a sandwich, and rubs your shoulders, should that
> count? After all, it's going to affect your score.
> While I may admire this puritanical streak many in the hobby has displayed
> over recent years, I still feel this energy is misplaced. We still would all
> be much better served by finding more ways to get more people to operate in
> contests than debating how many assistants can dance on the head of a pin.
> With malice towards none,
> Warren, NF1J/6
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Barry Kutner, W2UP             Lakewood, CO

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