On the other hand, if Dave doesn't even-handedly report *all* spotting
activity that is contrary to the rules, what happens to his credibility?
I think this one came out just as it should have. Dave reported it, while
noting that there was no effort made to hide the self-spotter's
identity. Friends of the self-spotter read Dave's report, told the newbie
contester that self-spotting was a non-no, and he apologized. Case over,
lesson learned, and no rancor.
I think there is altogether too much secrecy surrounding the outcome of
contest committees' deliberations. As Tree has said, sunshine *is* the
73, Pete N4ZR
At 06:41 AM 2/25/2009, Chris Smith wrote:
>Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64I am sorry guys but publicly accusing
>someone of cheating on this reflector and blacken
>there name is totally wrong, in the case of this young PY station he may
>likely chose not to enter
>another contest because of it, and we wonder why there is no young blood
>coming into this hobby ?.
>What Dave is doing is an excellent job however the info should be passed
>onto the contest committee to help
>them with log checking / deciding category winners, same goes for anyone
>else who has a query over a stations
>contest effort, send the evidence to the contest community and let them
>decide to deduct points or disqualify the station.
>I have never self spot, no do i believe 95% of the contest community has
>ever done either and think it is just wrong, i do not know
>the PY station or how well he has done in his category, i am going to
>assume he is not going to be a category winner or even
>come close, so what difference does it make if he self spots or not to
>increase his activity and enjoyment of the contest.
>Obviously if it was a serious effort it should be up to the contest
>committee to decide to deduct or disqualify and not us.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Luc, PY8AZT" <email@example.com>
>To: <firstname.lastname@example.org?Ù[??ÙY?\Ù^K?X??X\?H?K?HÎ??9 AM
>Subject: [CQ-Contest] PU2FAN apologizes about selfspoting.
>Just to give a feedback on the report of the spots K1TTT, where
>indicated PU2FAN as a selfspotter. PU2FAN is an operator of 18 years,
>licensed for less then one year, has learned CW by himself. He works
>with a CB transceiver converted to 40m.
>We contacted him about the self-spots, and he really did not know it was
>against the rules of the contest. He apologizes about what happened.
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