It is also possible that a well-meaning cheerleader did the posting,
unbeknownst to the supposed offender. Or a not-so-well-meaning jealous
competitor trying to make trouble. Or maybe Bill called it right. Need more
evidence. Why bother doing this tactic when RBN is up and running?
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Does everyone understand what the original post said? I didn't at first,
but what I think he said was:
A DX station puts a fake spot for, example, 9H1EL (pick any call W/VEs
would be working in the ARRL DX) on the clusters and then goes to that
frequency and calls CQ himself to run, having attracted people to the fake
It's an indirect way of spotting yourself.
I don't think that can possibly be allowed for any station, Assisted or
BTW, UT is Ukraine.
Message dated 2/18/2013 5:22:10 P.M. Coordinated Universal Time,
It seems like a couple of Russian station are cheating using the cluster.
I operated AB unlimited over the weekend and was checking spots the whole
As the contest progressed over the weekend semi rare mults were worth
QSYing to. Over a dozen times as soon as the call appeared on my band map
QSYed to it only to UT0U merrily CQing away. (There I named a call!)
Another U station did the same thing but I forgot to get his call. The
spotted were semi-rare mults like (9H1 etc), but rare enough to attract a
crowd. Once would be a coincidence, but it happened many times. Every
there was no hint of the station spotted. Pure out and out cheating!
Did anyone else see that behavior? The only way to stop this crap is to
put pressure on them.
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