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Re: [CQ-Contest] Poison Pen Packet

To: "reflector cq-contest" <CQ-Contest@Contesting.COM>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Poison Pen Packet
From: "David Robbins K1TTT" <k1ttt@arrl.net>
Reply-to: k1ttt@arrl.net
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 21:34:42 +0000
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You don't have to post intentionally bad spots, just make note of the
multitude of them that already get posted.

David Robbins K1TTT
e-mail: mailto:k1ttt@arrl.net
web: http://www.k1ttt.net
AR-Cluster node: 145.69MHz or telnet://dxc.k1ttt.net

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com [mailto:cq-contest-
> bounces@contesting.com] On Behalf Of N7DF
> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2007 17:28
> To: cq-contest@contesting.com
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Poison Pen Packet
> 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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