For sure excess power it is not a unique Brazilian problem. It exists
everywhere and the common approach from contest sponsors will make sure the
problem will remain forever unless new technologies are used. Cheaters will
however always be one step ahead of the persons trying to crack down on
The best way isperhaps to create a true Gentlemen Club in contesting.
Members will commit to full and unconditional compliance with the national
power regulations and all rules of the contest in question. From the start,
such a club will perhaps be small and only attract a limited part of
contesters, but I am sure it is the only way to go. Maybe we will never win
the contests, but we will sleep well during the night when we look at
awards and plaques on the wall - and those in the club who still manage to
qualify to WRTC, will there get their reward when competing on equal terms.
An example for technology that perhaps would be potentially interesting for
real time and online power monitoring can be found here:
I am not sure that the invention was intended particularly for this
purpose, but it hould be possible to use and send real time power data to
an internet-based server. All data might be changed of course on the way
from the power meter to the online database, but again... those who want to
succeed with doping will always be one step ahead.
73 de RA/SM6LRR, Mats
2012/4/16 Luc Moreira <email@example.com>
> I don't care where Op is, since I believe He sign with call from where
> the TX/RX are. So, I can turn antenna to where signals are coming
> from, not to where his computer is.
> We can keep kicking dead horses (Internet and Its apps) forever or we
> can really face serious issues on contest nowadays: moral-lacking and
> Power-excess. In Brazil, some big stations are getting very "beefy"
> with illegal several-KW power output turbocharged by big PAs. I bet
> It's not only Brazil phenomena.
> Until when will we keep this big elephant in the shack?
> If is not possible to enforce power output, do not limit it on the
> rules. So, who are playing by the rules didn't get penalized for do
> 73, Luc
> PW7T Team member
> WRTC.2010 Brazilian Team Leader
> PY8AZT (also PT7AG, R37U, ZY7C, PX8C, ZZ8Z)
> LABRE, ARRL, CWJF & Fortaleza DX Group Member
> Em 15 de abril de 2012 14:48, David Gilbert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > 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.
> > 73,
> > Dave AB7E
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