[CQ-Contest] Claiming assistance when not actually assisted

David Gilbert xdavid at cis-broadband.com
Sat Dec 5 12:48:48 EST 2015

You're basing your argument on essentially arbitrary terms ... I'm going 
by what it is that I actually do.  If I operate unassisted I also meet 
each and every requirement of operating assisted.  If I operate QRP I 
meet each and every requirement of operating LP and HP.  If I operate CW 
I meet each and every requirement of operating mixed.  I see no 
difference in any of those situations.  At the very least I should be 
able to choose which category I want to enter from among those I qualify 
for, and in my opinion I don't see a good reason why I shouldn't be able 
to enter all of them.

To be honest, I don't see the point in entering LP if I operated QRP and 
some of my arguments here are more philosophical than anything else, but 
the rigidity of thought displayed here bothers me.

Dave   AB7E

On 12/5/2015 9:51 AM, Radio K0HB wrote:
> If I use assistance I am not able to qualify as not-assisted.  And 
> vice-versa, if I am not-assisted then I obviously am not assisted. 
>  Mutually exclusive.  East and west.
> __
> 73, de Hans, K0HB
> "Just a Boy and His Radio"™
> On Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 12:26 AM, David Gilbert 
> <xdavid at cis-broadband.com <mailto:xdavid at cis-broadband.com>> wrote:
>     I can't be both a boy and a girl at the same time. Something can't be
>     both sweet and sour at the same time. East and west never meet.
>     But I CAN qualify equally for assisted and non-assisted by doing
>     the same thing per the rules in either case. If I can legally
>     choose to
>     enter either category without doing anything different, why can't I
>     qualify for both? Calling that ludicrous seems ludicrous to me.
>     Dave AB7E
>     On 12/4/2015 2:50 PM, Radio K0HB wrote:
>     > While we're at it we could eliminate the distinction between
>     boys and girls, the distinction between sweet and sour, and the
>     distinction between east and west.
>     >
>     > No, wait a minute those things are different from each other.
>     Combining them is a ludicrous notion.>
>     >
>     > Well, so are assisted and not-assisted different from each
>     other, and combining them in a single category is a ludicrous
>     notion also.
>     > __73, de Hans, K0HB
>     >
>     > "Just a Boy and His Radio"™
>     >
>     >

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