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[aprssig] VHF Mountain-toppers Unite!

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sun Aug 14 19:02:57 UTC 2011


On 8/14/2011 2:45 PM, Bob Bruninga wrote:
>  That's how Ev Tupis explained it to me, since he went through battles with 
> the contesters before with his Propnet and now HamIM interests. The ARRL 
> considers getting information about where others are located via a network to 
> be cheating (for single op stations).. Apparently for multi-ops stations, you 
> acn even use the internet... Bob, Wb4APR 


How does this tie in for normal Dxing and contesting from fixed stations?  I 
always have wondered about the legitimacy/ethics of  packet cluster VHF 
DX-spotting networks for DXCC, Sweepstakes, etc.   (i.e. having others tell you 
that DX stations are available and where to look.)

I suppose the ultimate extension of this would be to parse the DX spots by 
computer & pass the frequency to your HF rig (I think the TNC firmware in the 
Kenwood TS-2000 can do this now), and then work the CW exchange automatically 
with a sound-card-based app.   You wouldn't even have to be present or worry 
about taking time off for the contest.


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