If you're talking about CW or Digital contests
manual spotting is irrelevant.
All major cluster
software packages have provision for stopping user receipt
of spots while still staying connected. For example, AR
Cluster V6 uses SET DX OUTPUT OFF/ON.
I disagree with Al
that connection = assistance, while at the same time I
wouldn't be surprised if some contest adjudicators take this
position. I think they are operating on the theory that it
is just too hard to prove *receipt* of spots, as opposed to
connection to a cluster. I suppose the same logic would
apply to having a 1500-watt amp on the desk during a
100-watt contest. How can they tell I did not turn it on?
Fact is, power
cheating is much more common, IMO, and we all know how hard
that is to prove.
73, Pete N4ZR
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On 1/23/2020 12:00 AM, AB2ZY wrote:
I were adjudicating a contest and had information that
someone entered as unassisted was connected to a cluster
and posting spots during the contest they would be DQ,
especially if they finished anywhere near the top.
what sort of contest? Which mode?
On 1/22/2020 1:26 PM, Joe WB9SBD
N1MM+, is there a way to spot someone, but not be as
Like I want to run un-assisted, yet I want to help
stations out by spotting them.