[CQ-Contest] inhale , spots, skimmer, etc: WHAT'S THE POINT?â¤
w5ov at w5ov.com
w5ov at w5ov.com
Sat Oct 29 11:17:43 PDT 2011
You're right that there "are literally HUNDREDS of things that are not
mentioned specifically in the rules".
However, in this case I'm attempting to reduce the number of those things
to be considered when determining if you should categorize yourself as
being assisted or not.
I see this understanding as an iterative process that many of us have come
to know through decades of experience and understanding through the
changes that have occurred throughout that time in both technology and the
I know that there are many who are new to contesting and do not have the
benefit of a long history on which an understanding of these issues can be
Hopefully, we can reach a common definition of these concepts and
eventually reduce the amount of questions and apparent mystery of what is
allowed and what is not. Coming up with a succinct way of describing these
concepts is no easy task!
< Bob and all
>> If someone else would be doing part of the operating (logging), they
>> then be multi-operator.
>> >> Single Operator (that is, one who is operating Without Assistance)
>> >> *alone* perform both of the following activities:
>> >> #1 - locate (tune in) each signal AND
>> >> #2 - identify each callsign that will be entered into his log.
>> > You left out that the single operator must also LOG his own contact.
>> > he is using a program, that will be done automatically, but the
>> > cannot have assistance of someone who fills out a log of any type for
> As someone else mentioned and as I wrote in a different post--its not
> really that cut and dried because the are literally HUNDREDS of
> things that are not mentioned specifically in the rules. My point,
> and that of several others, is that it does no good here to argue
> over specific details because the real problem is the ethics and
> morals of the persons involved. These concepts are extremely
> variable and not concrete, so there is no concrete answer. The only
> concrete part is the literal words of the rules--the interpretation
> and application is always "bendable". And, as someone else
> mentioned, that is how life is!
> For my part, I enter contests to have fun because I am content with
> the realization that I will never have the big bucks to buy the
> super-station that would permit me to be number one---and if you are
> not number one then you are just one of the "pack" (nothing wrong
> with that!) so you must have a different perspective on why you are
> in the contest. I am there to have a good time and contact some hams
> that I might not normally hear, and that is a lot of fun and worth
> the effort, so that means that if someone bends some rule, or even
> breaks it, that has no effect on my "fun". I am not a ham
> 73s and I hope all this doesn't detract from the rest of you having
> fun--which is what the HOBBY is for!
> Scott AA0AA
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