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

Zack Widup w9sz.zack at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 06:46:50 PDT 2011

So what definition of "use" fits here? If I buy a tube of skin cream
and give it to you, have I "used" it?

73, Zack W9SZ

On 10/24/11, kr2q at optimum.net <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
> 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
> associated.
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