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

w5ov at w5ov.com w5ov at w5ov.com
Wed May 30 10:14:58 PDT 2012

Clearly, getting information like this from the internet is assistance.
Regardless of how narrow you make it, getting this information is not due
to your own efforts. This will tell you that the band you're on is open,

I say NO. This should not be permitted as single operator.

Bob W5OV

P.S. This is my personal opinion and not necessarily representative of any
contest committee I am a member of.

> 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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