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Re: [CQ-Contest] KP2MM Disqualified in ARRL CW 2012

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] KP2MM Disqualified in ARRL CW 2012
From: David Gilbert <xdavid@cis-broadband.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 19:18:37 -0700
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You're not the first to have suggested something like that but that 
doesn't make it any easier for me to understand the logic behind it.  
Unintentional or not, the contacts Yuri made weren't legitimate under 
the circumstances and it's not the contest sponsor's job to massage the 
log to make it look legitimate.  If KV4FZ was actually present as a 
control operator it might make sense for the ARRL to let Yuri resubmit 
as multi-op (similar to what has been done when people have 
"inadvertently" claimed unassisted while using the cluster), but aside 
from that I don't see that there is anything to be done here.

What if I start a contest operating high power and then decide after two 
hours that propagation is so good that I want to switch to low power?  I 
can't just delete the early high power contacts from my log because that 
would give a bunch of other participants a NIL and probably get my entry 
flagged as unstable, so should I expect the sponsor to delete them for 
me just so I can jump categories?

Seems like the same difference here to me.

Dave   AB7E

On 6/23/2012 10:37 AM, Mirko S57AD wrote:
> I recall that some 25 years ago JARL DQed well known JA club station (high
> power) in AA contest CW for it was operated (beside A class operators) by
> some ops with just 25W licence privileges.
> In the past, here in S5 (and in former YU) operators with lower licence
> classes weren't allowed to operate bands or powers outside their licence
> privileges, even in presence of operators with right (higher) privileges.
> Since violation of frequency privileges was discovered by frequencies
> recorded in the log, the simpliest solution would be (IMHO) to remove those
> Qs (thus reducing his score) rather than DQ him.
> 73,  Mirko S57AD
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