[CQ-Contest] IARU Contest Rulrs.
Ron Notarius W3WN
wn3vaw at verizon.net
Tue Jul 10 08:56:08 PDT 2012
The rules indicate that electronic assistance is not desired for Single Op stations in the IARU.
If the wording of the rules isn't (in your humble opinion) precise enough to allow for current levels of technology, then may I politely suggest that you come up with a clearer alternative that would be acceptable to the contest organizers (IARU & ARRL in this case) & the contest community in general.
I agree with Pete to the extent that it seems odd that the IARU contest ignores the SO/Assisted or SO/Unlimited (or however you want to call it) category. If the time is overdue to add it, then a polite word to the organizers to indicate that you're in favor of said category being added is also overdue.
The poor equine was deceased long ago. Must we continue to wail on the carcass?
73, ron w3wn
> 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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