[CQ-Contest] Assisted

Ron Notarius W3WN wn3vaw at verizon.net
Wed Aug 15 20:18:17 EDT 2018

With all due respect, there are those of us who (at least some of the time)
prefer the challenge of going without technological aids (ie, choose to
forgo "assisted" or "unlimited").

There is still the simple pleasures of "a boy and his radio" (with all due
respect to Hans, and no disrespect intended towards operators who are not
boys) to be considered.

Besides... when you work me on the air, in most contests (SS being one
exception, of course) how do you know if I am running "assisted" or not?  As
long as we make the contact, what difference does it make during the event?
How is my choice to not run assisted taking away from you having "more fun"?
I do not follow your logic.

73, ron w3wn

-----Original Message-----
From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of
Larry via CQ-Contest
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 3:39 PM
To: Mike Smith VE9AA
Cc: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Assisted

Unassisted is an antiquated contest catagory. It should be eliminated. I
have heard all of the arguments in favor of keeping it and, in my opinion
none make any sense.

Let's all be assisted and have more fun!

Just my two cents.


Sent by Larry

On Aug 15, 2018, at 12:41 PM, Mike Smith VE9AA <ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca> wrote:

Pretty much *anything* can be considered "assistance" if you take it to the

There are a lot of extremists on this list.

EX: You put on fresh underwear before you sat down to operate and now feel
great and thus so you're at a distink<sic> advantage over Mr. Stinky Drawers
across town who's washing machine broke down a week ago.

Look guys..when it gets down to it..anything that can provide callsign and
frequency information

(IE: ZS1ABC is on 14.001) in more or less real time can be considered true

Those who bellyache about SCP crack me up. If I type in K1Z and K1ZM and
K1ZZ (and 24 2-letter other combos) (way more if it maybe was a 3 letter
sfx) come up on my "Super Check Partial" box, there is no way that is going
to make the decision as to who it was I just heard.  Only thing that will
decide that is my brain.

Since I am not a touch typist, the SCP just saves me a little typing here
and there.

Now everyone go put on their (fresh) big boy pants and get back to the

Mike VE9Assistance Assistance.

Mike, Coreen & Corey

Keswick Ridge, NB

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