In reply to GW4EVX:
I'm not sure if anyone in here has read the rules for contest from the RSGB, is in the rules,
This is only a warning as they dont want the big (400 watts)boys to lose do they,
The RSGB Contest Committee has revised the VHF General Rules relating to the use of the DX Cluster and other spotting/chat networks (including internet facilities for example ON4KST) in RSGB VHF and UHF contests.
The revised rules are listed below:
4i. The active use (posting messages, arranging skeds, self spotting etc) of the DX Cluster and other spotting networks (including internet facilities for example ON4KST) to assist an entry to a contest on 6m, 4m, 2m and 70cm is banned in all RSGB contests with the exception of three IARU Region 1 co-ordinated contests (50MHz Trophy in June, 144MHz Trophy in September and 432MHz to 248GHz IARU in October) and the 144MHz Marconi contest in November where permitted by the IARU rules for these contests. You may spot a DX station as long as your operating frequency is not given.
4k. All information must be copied off air at the time of the QSO and on the band in use. Databases must not be used to fill in missing information. The DX Cluster, talkback channels etc must not be used for passing or confirming any contest related information.
To help operators understand these revised rules, a list of do's and don't are listed below:
Do spot DX you have worked or heard when tuning the band for the benefit of all.
Do use the DX cluster to help you find DX during the contest.
Don't use the DX cluster to help the DX find you.
Don't ask other stations that you work to "please spot me"
Don't spot DX you've just worked on your frequency.
Don't spot your fellow team member (if operating in team/multi band contests eg UKAC, AFS, VHF NFD etc).
Only a few comments Steve m0sgb