[CQ-Contest] IARU Contest Rulrs.
jpklemola at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 00:55:53 PDT 2012
Regarding RBN, I thought there is a no-statement on internet.
Anyway, for a single op, decoding assistance is not allowed.
That may be human or technical of origin .. the idea is the operator
does all signal finding, decoding and interpreting alone .. as a
2012/7/10 brian coyne <g4odv at yahoo.co.uk>:
> Here is the rule dealing with 'Assistance'.....
> ..... 4.1.3. Use of spotting nets, packet, or multi-channel decoders (such as CW Skimmer) is not permitted. Single-operator stations that use spotting nets, packet or multi-channel decoders will be reclassified to the Multi-operator, Single Transmitter category.
> For the sake of clarity, as 'RBN' is not specihically mentioned, can it be confirmed that use of RBN is assistance and that it's use places ops in the Multi op category,
> Rule 6.4 does mention use of the internet.....
> 6.4. The use of non-amateur radio means of communications (e.g. telephone or the Internet) for the purpose of soliciting a contact (or contacts) during the contest period is inconsistent with the spirit and intent of these rules.
> It does seem to me though that because Skimmer is mentioned many guys take the view that if an 'aid' is not mentioned as excluded then it is ok.
> 73 Brian 5B4AIZ /C4Z.
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