This year CN2R ( W7EJ) posted the recordings of his many contest operations.
It was interesting to hear my own QSOs with Jim and how sometimes they were
difficult to copy.
Since Jim, N6TJ, brought up the idea that top contenders should record their
contest operations, I revisited the CN2R website and listened to some of the
I listened to some QSOs on 25/10/03 with AC9X, WA6WPG, and K7TR. I invite
others to do so. The QSOs are not crystal clear and are prime examples of what
a good operator can hear under contest conditions. You may have to play some of
them back to really say 100% that you can hear the entire call.
This is the problem with recordings.
Go ahead and pick other calls-it just reflects on how well Jim, (CN2R, W7EJ) is
just an outstanding operator.
I record my contests, and I have the same situation where I listen after the
contest and have difficulty hearing a QSO that I logged during the contest.
If you want to produce a recording of a "bogus" QSO and get it recorded, have
a QRP rig next to you and have it transmit into a dummy load. Your antenna will
probably pick up a very weak signal , say TT8XYZ, and your recording will
confirm a solid QSO. Do this just 10 times in a contest and you can get 20
mults,which can make a difference in the top ten listings. .
Thus the cheater can create a recording that is probably very copy able.
10 uniques in a log of over 5000 QSO are not going to be the basis of anybody
If somebody wants to cheat, it does not take a rocket scientist to get around
Recording a contest can be used to make it actually easier to cheat.
It will not diminish cheating.
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