I very much like the idea of a club or list of people who pledge to follow
ALL of the rules in contesting. We need to find a way to celebrate the
scores of the honorable operators.
The WWROF has created a Contest Code of Ethics.
The CQWW is promoting the concept of fair play.(I can't find a link.)
Now all we need is someone to organize a web site and set the terms for
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:cq-contest-
> email@example.com] On Behalf Of Mats Strandberg
> Sent: Monday, April 16, 2012 6:55 PM
> To: Luc Moreira
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Remote Control in Contests
> 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 cheating.
> 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
> 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>
> > Hi,
> > 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
> > that.
> > 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>
> > escreveu:
> > >
> > > 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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