[CQ-Contest] ARRL language on what is "assisted"

kr2q at optimum.net kr2q at optimum.net
Mon Oct 24 03:58:23 PDT 2011

My previous post directed attention to the CQWWDX language on what constitutes "assisted."  If you missed
it, go here:  http://www.cqww.com/rules.php  Note section 12.A.  The 2nd sentence.  Or see my original
post here:  http://lists.contesting.com/pipermail/cq-contest/2011-October/095952.html

So what about the ARRL DX test?  Here is their Rule.  Note 2.1.1  The verb is "use" not "receive."  Again,
in my simple mind, if you send a DX spot or provide assistance, that falls within the definition of "use."  I 
mean, if you use cluster or packet to SEND a spot, are you not USING the spotting network?

2.1.Single Operator: One person performs all transmitting, receiving, and logging functions as well
as equipment and antenna adjustments.
        2.1.1.Use of spotting assistance or nets (operating arrangements involving other individuals, 
DX-alerting nets, packet, Internet, multi-channel decoders such as CW Skimmer, etc) is not permitted.

de Doug KR2Q

Final Disclaimer:  The above comments are MY OWN and should never be construed  as 
being representative of the opinions of any contest committee with which I may be 

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