As a moderatly rare DX station this situation happens many time to me.
With electronic keyers its harder to recognize the fist of the operator and
sometime they change their frequency a little bit (when working split) but I
can say with 99% probability it was the same station, same operator working me
twice or thrice with different callsigns (same country).
No need for internet to cheat, but perhaps the rules have to be clarified and a
special category created so we can guarantee a coherent level between
Yannick DEVOS - XV4Y
> 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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