[CQ-Contest] RBN Question

N4ZR n4zr at comcast.net
Mon Dec 7 11:19:25 EST 2020

  I think that the rationale behind the CQWW rule is that looking at 
spots of your own station would influence/improve an op's decisions 
about band choice, antenna choice or direction, etc.  To me, that's a 
lot different than generic space weather indices.

73, Pete N4ZR
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On 12/6/2020 10:35 PM, K9MA wrote:
> That makes sense. Strictly speaking, I suppose truly unassisted should 
> mean no access to the internet at all during the contest. Not even 
> spaceweather.com.
> 73,
> Scott K9MA
> On 12/6/2020 9:07 PM, Randy Thompson wrote:
>> Each contest may have its own interpretation on this.
>> The CQ WW rules FAQ addresses this exact question.
>> Q: If I am a Single Operator, can I use the Reverse Beacon Network 
>> (RBN) or DX Cluster to look for spots of my own callsign?
>> A: No, this is not permitted. If you do this, you should enter as 
>> Single Operator Assisted.
>>  From https://www.cqww.com/rules_faq.htm
>> Randy K5ZD
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: CQ-Contest <cq-contest-bounces+k5zd=outlook.com at contesting.com> 
>> On Behalf Of K9MA
>> Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2020 8:03 PM
>> To: CQ Contest <cq-contest at contesting.com>
>> Subject: [CQ-Contest] RBN Question
>> So, if I look at my own RBN reports during a contest, am I assisted?
>> (Not that I've ever done that!)
>> 73,
>> Scott K9MA

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