[CQ-Contest] Assisted or not assisted question (yet again)
jpklemola at gmail.com
Wed May 30 11:27:52 PDT 2012
Igor & All,
For CQ WW, if you are in assisted singleop category (or any multiop),
you can use the RBN.
But for CQ WW Contest not assisted single operator categories, any
usage of RBN would be considered not allowed as it is not the operator
alone finding QSOs, the operator would use assistance by RBN.
I do not know of other contests' interpretation than CQ WW.
For any further information regarding CQ WW, you can also use
questions at cqww.com address.
I think your question is wider in scope than CQ WW.
2012/5/30 Igor Sokolov <ua9cdc at gmail.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 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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