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Rules change?

Oct 16th, 14:33

ka4cdn

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In the ARRL Oct2019 QST, pg 80, there is mention of a rule change for DXCC and for contesting. Something to the effect that "each claimed contact include contemporaneous direct initiation by the operator on both sides of the contact." What does this mean?
Mike/ KA4CDN
Oct 16th, 19:23

W1VT

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http://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-contest-and-dxcc-rules-now-prohibit-automated-contacts

Following the direction of the ARRL Board of Directors, ARRL has incorporated changes to the rules for all ARRL-sponsored contests and DXCC, prohibiting automated contacts. These changes also apply to the Worked All States (including Triple Play and 5-Band WAS), VHF/UHF Century Club, and Fred Fish, W5FF, Memorial awards. The changes are effective immediately.

A resolution at the July ARRL Board of Directors meeting pointed to “growing concern over fully automated contacts being made and claimed” for contest and DXCC credit. The rules now require that each claimed contact include contemporaneous direct initiation by the operator on both sides of the contact. Initiation of a contact may be either local or remote.

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