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 …
Source: ARRL News
Link: ARRL Contest and DXCC Rules Now Prohibit Automated Contacts