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

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Mon Oct 24 06:02:37 PDT 2011

Uh oh - time to lawyer up.  But seriously, surely "to use" means (in 
this context) "to take advantage of." No other reading makes sense.

73, Pete N4ZR

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On 10/24/2011 6:58 AM, kr2q at optimum.net wrote:
> 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?
> [snip]
> 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.
> [snip]
> de Doug KR2Q
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> being representative of the opinions of any contest committee with which I may be
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