[CQ-Contest] Assisted or not assisted question

Tom Osborne w7why at frontier.com
Wed Jun 6 13:08:26 PDT 2012

On 6/6/2012 8:51 AM, Paul O'Kane wrote:
> I'd prefer something along the lines "Operates independently from 
> other people and from other communications systems or utilities, and 
> does not use CW decoders". (Because CW decoders provide both dynamic 
> and real time information) 

> But should the phrase be "non-amateur communications systems? Or 
> should it say "Single Op entrants may not avail of any communications 
> mode or communications technology or frequency band, other than those 
> corresponding to their mode(s) and frequencies of entry to find, 
> facilitate or enable QSOs." 

Geez, we gonna need a lawyer to get on the air?

How about this - eliminate everything between the mic (key, keyboard, 
keyer), the op, and the antenna.  Hook the mic (key) directly to the 
transmit antenna.  Hook the speaker directly to the receive antenna.

Or, stand on the roof and holler, or key a code practice oscillator.  
Any kind of amplification of your voice or signal from the oscillator is 
illegal.  73

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