[CQ-Contest] Assisted or not assisted question (yet again)
mike at n1ta.com
mike at n1ta.com
Wed May 30 10:00:52 PDT 2012
>I just get accurate and up
>to date information about propagation which is basically more accurate then
>what I might have got with the help of propagation prediction software.
...therefore, you are assisted. You have the advantage of knowing which
bands are *open* before you QSY. This is something that the non-assisted
competitors would not have. With propagation prediction software (key
word: prediction), you are not seeing actual real-time data, simply the
program's best guess.
If you operate unassisted, then go back and find spots of your callsign
after the contest, you will know when and where you were loud. From
this, you can better improve your plan for the next year, and not risk
violating the "assisted" rules.
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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Assisted or not assisted question (yet again)
From: Igor Sokolov <ua9cdc at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, May 30, 2012 7:14 am
Cc: cq-contest at contesting.com
With great number of skimmers used by RBN I have developed a habit of
checking propagation on different bands by calling CQ on a clear spot
collecting skimmers data. VE7CC cluster software allows setting filters
that you only see spots for your own call sign.
Now I wonder would such a technique be a violation of not assisted
category. In essence I would not get no outside help in locating,
identifying and working stations in the contest. I just get accurate and
to date information about propagation which is basically more accurate
what I might have got with the help of propagation prediction software.
What is contesting public opinion?
73, Igor UA9CDC
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