I'm sure we've all done that when having friends in the shack and that's
perfectly legal, but this was definitely cheating. The two extra
callsigns were not ops at the station, and were in fact assigned to
stations not even in the same geographical area of the U.S. as the
contest station. Besides, the three contacts were all made within a
couple of seconds of each other ... no possibility at all to have even
passed the keyboard to someone sitting in the next chair.
On 4/15/2012 7:49 PM, Radio K0HB wrote:
> I'm not sure that's cheating, Dave. In fact, I hope that it isn't, because
> I have done it.
> A few years ago I was in Arizona for the winter, when some DXpedition that I
> needed was active. I visited WA2MOE (sk) at his Phoenix shack. Stu worked
> the guy first, then I borrowed his station and worked the guy as K0HB/W7.
> 73, de Hans, K0HB
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Gilbert
> Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2012 10:48 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Remote Control in Contests
> Late one night in a CW DX contest two years ago I tuned across one of
> the top East Coast contest stations (don't ask me which one because
> without a recording I'm not going to say) working a moderately rare DX
> station on 80m using the contest station callsign. Immediately
> afterward the DX station was worked by two other U.S. callsigns in
> non-overlapping sequence, each having the EXACT same strength, tone,
> pace, and lack of QSB as the first contact. All three contacts were the
> only ones I heard being made with the DX at that particular time.
> As you say, it doesn't take the internet to cheat, and those with the
> motivation and lack of morals to cheat aren't going to care what the
> medium is.
> Dave AB7E
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