I have no problems with enforcement of the rules, but, random visits, to
personal property, that's crossing the line in my very humble opinion. I
would no doubt take a DQ, than to let a stranger in my home, unannounced.
And, I have nothing to hide. There is NO honor, or glory in winning by
cheating. I experinced this in the past with drag racing, and with racing
motocross. I can't compete with cheaters, and it they beat be ( known
cheaters), it's no big deal. I know I was clean, and I damn near beat them.
73- Chuck KI9A
In a message dated 8/15/2009 9:19:24 A.M. Central Daylight Time, Jimk8mr
We in our no-monetary-prize environment are not alone.
In the world of tournament bridge - another no-prize-money competition -
last year it was deemed necessary to prohibit not only the use of, but also
possession of, cell phones and the like in or near the playing areas. The
chance of an unethical competitor passing unauthorized information to a
friend or teammate was considered too high.
In a recent national tournament in Washington DC, a team was penalized for
a violation (probably inadvertent) of this, for which the penalty (think 5
mults in radio terms) was more than their final margin of defeat.
Stamp collectors need to be very concerned about cheating - as in fraud,
73 - Jim K8MR
In a message dated 8/14/2009 8:14:31 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
Random station Inspections ..... for a hobby?
Granted it's a bit more than stamp collecting, but it isn't in the
same class as NASCAR or Olympic class sports with endorsements, etc.
Well, not to the vast majority of the participants.
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