Re: ARRL v Robot

Ria, N2RJ

WSJT-z and MSHV are two that I know of. I know of a few ops who use them in full auto and even unattended mode.

Enforcement of the rule? For me it’s about knowing that my plaque on the wall was obtained with honor, I didn’t break any of the rules, didn’t operate illegally etc. I don’t know if the desk has taken action against anyone for fully automatic FT8 (which is absolutely against the rules) but that’s not my primary concern.


On Fri, Sep 24, 2021 at 3:37 PM Steven Rutledge <steven.t.rutledge@...> wrote:

I don't think there is anything to worry about.  The ARRL is very busy and I doubt they have time to investigate and prove what you are using for operating software.  I'm curious though?  What "automation" are they speaking of?  I'm not aware of any software that makes automatic QSOs although I guess it could be done.

Steve, N4JQQ

DXAC, Delta

On 9/24/2021 12:18 PM, Kermit Lehman via wrote:
This statement was made on the FTDMC Facebook group:

"Now days if the ARRL finds you are using automation they will strip you of any awards they believe you used it for."

Is this true?  I know you aren't supposed to claim credit for any QSO involving automation, but that's a far step from taking away an award which was otherwise earned honestly.


Ken, AB1J

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