[CQ-Contest] Assisted

Jeff Clarke ku8e at ku8e.com
Wed Aug 15 21:51:47 EDT 2018

So why do we have to group everyone in the same category? I find it more satisfying to find my own QSO's and multipliers vs having everything fed to me via spots. It almost seems like catching fish from a barrel which I don't find very challenging.
For those who like to operate this way keep doing it. I still want your QSO and if this is what keeps you interested in contesting all the power to you! But don't force me to be in an assisted category 
BTW I have many older contesting friends that don't want to embrace technology and avoid it if they can. They use antiquated equipment because that's what they are comfortable with.

Jeff ClarkeInformation Technology Professional Ellerslie, Georgia

-------- Original message --------From: Larry via CQ-Contest <cq-contest at contesting.com> Date: 8/15/18  3:39 PM  (GMT-05:00) To: Mike Smith VE9AA <ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca> 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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