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[CQ-Contest] Poison Pen Packet

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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Poison Pen Packet
From: N7DF <n7df@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 09:28:13 -0800 (PST)
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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 
DXpeditions go.
  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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