If you look at the Cabrillo file header of C4M's log, the category is
listed as SOA, not SO, so I don't think the use of DX spotting info was
Mike Fatchett W0MU wrote:
> My question to CQ is why beat around the bush? Why not make the ubn report
> public? Why not detail the infractions and let the entire community in on
> what a few seem to be in the loop about.
> The station in question sure looks to have been watching packet spots.
> Jumping from 40m to 160 seemed a bit odd to me and then 80 to 20 for double
> I never even noticed the DQ until now and I do get CQ. Participants should
> not have to read between the lines. Be clear and to the point about what is
> going on. What is the purpose of the camouflage.
> Mike W0MU
> On 12/9/07 6:46 PM, "W7TMT" <email@example.com> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Battle of the Cheaters
>> Forgive my naiveté but, being a relative newbie to contesting, I would like
>> to know exactly what all this fuss is about.
>> As I said, it is very confusing to read about rampant cheating yet the only
>> evidence offered seemingly shows an error at best or stupidity at worst
>> unless I've completely missed the boat (which is not beyond the realm of
>> Recognizing that the CQ write-up doesn't go into the specifics regarding
>> this specific DQ (however, there appears to have been only one reported in
>> the results) one must give some consideration to the last paragraph of their
>> DQ discussion where they wrote:
>> "If you want try to be at the top in any category, follow the rules. Do not
>> have another person help you if you are single operator. Do not use two
>> signals at once. Make sure that all your TXs and RXs are within station
>> Given how infrequently DQ's seem to occur one might draw some conclusion
>> from their warning. It seems unlikely they would provide such specific
>> warnings for things "not to do" unless they had some evidence that such
>> behavior had occurred. That is just reading between the lines of course but
>> it seems to me that they selected their words carefully and for a purpose.
>> In other words, they didn't just pick those examples of unethical behavior
>> out-of-a-hat so to speak.
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