[CQ-Contest] Determining ASSISTED vs NON-ASSISTED -- was: =>RE: Chea

David Gilbert xdavid at cis-broadband.com
Sat Oct 1 14:50:18 PDT 2011

Just curious ... do you use Super Check Partial or Call History Files 
when you contest?  Do you use a logger that automatically inserts the 
zone or other exchange info for you?  Does your logger automatically 
increment your exchange serial number so that you don't need to keep 
track of how many contacts you've made so far?  Does your logger send CW 
for you so that you don't need to?  *

Unless your answer to each of those questions is no, how did you come up 
with the line dividing "technological cheating crap" from the "true 
spirit of contesting"??  They all seem to me to be gray areas when 
viewed from one position or another.

The truth is simply that the "true spirit of contesting" is simply 
following the rules as defined by each particular contest sponsor, which 
of course will differ from contest to contest.  The problem we all get 
into as participants is when the contest rules are vague, poorly named, 
or poorly defined and do not properly take into account the possible 
impact of currently available technologies.  Then we are left to the 
mercy of our own biases and inclinations that may or may not represent 
what the contest sponsor intended or agree with the personal bias and 
inclination of anyone else.

Dave   AB7E

*  I use all of those to some extent or other

On 10/1/2011 12:13 AM, somata90924 at mypacks.net wrote:
> all this skimmer, Technological cheating crap should be outlawed, it is NOT in the true spirit of contesting.
> my 25 cents
> w6vnr, zf2ah

More information about the CQ-Contest mailing list