[CQ-Contest] Is it time that the contest sponsors officially identify SCP as "assisted?"

Jim Lawrence jim.w7ct at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 10:04:34 EST 2015

Yes I do!  I also remember slugging thru 40 hours of the sweepstakes 
using paper logs, paper dupe check sheets and a "bug."  The computer, 
computer logging/dupe checking, is by far the biggest form of 
"assistance" I can think of.

The annual "what constitutes assisted"  thread is silly in comparison to 
what my computer does for me in a contest by automating basic functions 
such as logging, dupe checking and keying.

I can now submit my log within minutes of the end of a contest.  In the 
paper days it took upwards of a month.  I appreciate the "assistance" my 
computer provides


Jim W7CT

On 12/2/2015 8:31 PM, Yuri VE3XB wrote:
> Years back during a contest at our club station we had a special guy who was
> checking dupes (remember those huge lined  sheets marked ABCD... 123...?)
> I also remember doing it by myself and that was a hardship!
> So when logging programs took dupe checking over that was a great relief. I
> don't think that using SCP provides more "assistance" than a logger doing
> this hideous job for us. Should using loggers for this purpose also be
> considered as -(A)?
> And the last - how much SCP will help to distinguish between VE3XD and
> VE3XB?
> 73 Yuri VE3XB
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