Re: Triple Play Low Band Sprint Chat Room
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In our "General Contest Rules" page (http://www.podxs070.com/o7o-club-sponsored-contests/general-contest-rules), we state:
16. Unlike most “big” contests, self-spotting is allowed on 070 reflectors. There is no separate category for “assisted” stations who pay attention to spotting networks or read their email during the contest.
A chat room (on the groups.io platform) is fundamentally the same concept as the email reflector. The point of that rule was that other contests prohibit all non-radio sources of information during a contest, whether it's phone calls, DX spots, or whatever. We deliberately allow members to post to the reflector when they are doing band changes and the like--we even set up a special reflector just for that. So if someone would rather use a chat room, it's effectively the same.
So go ahead and set up a chat room if you'd prefer that forum.
(for the 070 management team)
From: Bob Motyl KK6KMU <bobmotyl@...>
Sent: Thu, Nov 12, 2020 8:08 pm
Subject: [070Club] Triple Play Low Band Sprint Chat Room
Are we allowed to set up a chat room for the Triple Play Sprint. I didn't see anything in the rules. I also didn't want to do something to go against the spirt of the contest. I thought it could be used to coordinate what band operators were using.
Any thoughts. It may be just be more of a distraction in any case.
Bob KK6KMU #2484