[CQ-Contest] Aniother rules/remote RX issue

Tom W8JI w8ji at w8ji.com
Wed May 30 10:35:38 PDT 2012

A single op unassisted wants to use a remote receiver to assist his 
operating, by learning what is on his frequency.

I can't imagine that is OK, for several reasons.

First, the operator would see callsigns that are active. Whether he intends 
to use them or not, they are in his brain.

Second, he is using a spotting network or remote receiver to aid his 
operating, even by choice of transmitter frequency,  whether he uses the 
network to actually get spots or not.

Skimmer sure is a big old can of juicy worms!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pete Smith N4ZR" <n4zr at contesting.com>
To: "reflector cq-contest" <CQ-Contest at Contesting.COM>
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 11:35 AM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Aniother rules/remote RX issue

>I was at a multi-multi this weekend, and one of the ops asked this 
> I know that I can't use a remote receiver, even from a multi-multi, for
> example to catch weak Europeans on 160,  But what about using one to
> check and see if your run frequency is clear in your target area?  Is
> that against the rules?
> I thought this was a pretty easy "yes" but the other guy seemed
> unpersuaded, so I thought I'd crowd-source the answer.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
> The World Contest Station Database, updated daily at 
> www.conteststations.com
> The Reverse Beacon Network at http://reversebeacon.net, blog at 
> reversebeacon.blogspot.com,
> spots at telnet.reversebeacon.net, port 7000 and
> arcluster.reversebeacon.net, port 7000
> On 5/30/2012 9:31 AM, KU7Y wrote:
>> I've been wondering about something.....
>> I understand that if I use something like the RBN to see who's on, I'm in
>> some type of assisted category.
>> But could I watch the RBN, filtered on my call only, to see if I'm being
>> seen by the network and still be considered SO?
>> OK, back in my hole,
>> Ron, KU7Y
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