[CQ-Contest] All the Assisted ops, where do they all come from?

Stan Stockton wa5rtg at gmail.com
Mon May 23 08:51:36 EDT 2016

Exactly right Hans!

And why should the opinion of anyone but the thousands who choose to operate unassisted even be considered in whether to eliminate their category of choice and why do those who operate assisted even have an opinion?  What is the reason they even care?  Is it because the assisted category doesn't have the recognition they believe it deserves?  It is what it is.  

Can you imagine all the low and high power operators saying they want to eliminate the QRP category saying they have concern that too many QRP operators are really running 15 watts and not being caught?  It does not affect them and they won't call for it.

The notion of eliminating the only category remaining where someone uses his own skills to operate his station to make contacts in a radio contest and require that, in order to compete, he use the internet and assistance from others to tell him where everyone is located is TOTALLY absurd.

73... Stan, K5GO

> On May 22, 2016, at 12:50 PM, Radio K0HB <kzerohb at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey, I got a better idea!
> How 'bout inverting that suggestion?
> Prohibit the point-and-click guys from running. Why should they have both
> sides of the coin, being able to run and also click on the band map at will.
> Sunuvagun!
> De Hans, K0HB [grinnin', duckin', & runnin'!]
>> On Sun, May 22, 2016 at 11:51 Oliver Dröse <droese at necg.de> wrote:
>>> Consider if a lonely Samoan native ham, running a simple rig into a small
>>> dipole wants to make some contacts in a DX contest. Since he is rare DX,
>>> and even if he didn't call CQ, he would get spotted in a flash. Would you
>>> really then consider him assisted? .
>> Definitely! Because of him getting spotted he can make many more QSOs
>> than us average Joe's in DL, W, PY, etc. If that isn't changing the game
>> then I don't know ... ;-)
>> 73, Olli - DH8BQA
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