[CQ-Contest] Assisted or not assisted question (yet again)

Prasad VU2PTT vu2ptt at gmail.com
Wed May 30 10:01:50 PDT 2012


Would this not give you an advantage over others without Internet access in
the same SO category - you would know the best directions to point your
antennas during the course of the contest?

73 de Prasad VU2PTT

On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 7:44 PM, Igor Sokolov <ua9cdc at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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 and
> collecting skimmers data.  VE7CC cluster software allows setting filters so
> 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 up
> to date information about propagation which is basically more accurate then
> what I might have got with the help of propagation prediction software.
> What is contesting public opinion?
> 73, Igor UA9CDC
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73 de Prasad VU2PTT, W2PTT (ex-AF6DV)

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