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Re: [CQ-Contest] cheating with packet

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] cheating with packet
From: steve.root@culligan4water.com
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 15:09:38 +0000
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The thing that concerns me is that there may be ways to innocently operate a 
contest and appear to be using packet. I have my doubts that someone can write 
software to look at a log and tell if I was using Packet or not, and here's why.

Think of geography as a filter. I'm never going to hear as many DX stations as 
the guys South of me. And the DX I do hear is going to be the loudest people on 
the band too. As the loudest stations, they're the ones who will be spotted the 
most often. The "geography filter" means I will be mainly working the guys who 
are loudest and spotted most often. Therefore the possibility that I work a 
given station after he has recently been spotted would be higher than operators 
elsewhere. There isn't much I can do about this as I have no control over when 
a particular spot occurs.

Like others have described, I'll use the band map feature in my contest 
software as a scratch pad to keep track of multipliers and other stations I 
haven't worked yet. If I jump from my run frequency over to one of the stations 
in my band map and then back again, AND someone just spotted the guy, how is a 
piece of software going to know I'm NOT using Packet?

73 Steve K0SR

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