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

Helmut Mueller helmut at photo42.de
Fri Dec 4 00:44:06 EST 2015

Hi Guys.

I think it does not make any sense at all to create new rules that cannot be
enforced or controlled. 
How would you know out of 6000+ Cabrillo logs who used SCP and not?




-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] Im Auftrag von
Ken Widelitz
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 3. Dezember 2015 20:34
An: 'W0MU' <w0mu at w0mu.com>; cq-contest at contesting.com
Betreff: Re: [CQ-Contest] Is it time that the contest sponsors officially
identify SCP as "assisted?"

W0MU hit the nail on the head. The key is the difference between an "aid"
and "assistance."


IMHO, computers, keyers, voice keyers, contest loggers, SCP, code readers
and in house skimmers are all aids. No outside person is helping increase
your score in real time (yes, outsiders built the hardware and wrote the
software, but they are not in your shack helping you in real time) when you
use aids. (Yes, I know contest sponsor rules differ with my opinion. It is
their stadium, their football, and they make the rules and if you enter
their contest, you have to abide by their rules.)


You get assistance when using a spotting network.


73, Ken, K6LA / VY2TT



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