While monitoring the packet spots for FJ/OH2AM I found seven different ways he
was reported besides the correct FJ/OH2AM. I was amazed that people seemed to
ignore the previous postings of his call and invented their own. Admittedly
Marti was only giving his call about once every 5 minutes but we all know how
Anyway my idea to trap unscrupulous packet users during contests is to post
fictitious call signs in packet spots for stations that are running without
giving their calls often enough. Then look for the fraudulent calls in the
contest reports. While this might be questionable ethically, it could also be
fun. And it is perfectly legal on the internet. After all, using packet spots
is an at-your-own-risk proposition, at best.
I remember a time in my much younger days when I ran a pileup for a period of
time without giving my call, then finally signed my call and went QRT! OK, I
was a naughty kid, so what?
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