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Re: [CQ-Contest] ARRL Cheating in ARRL using the cluster

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] ARRL Cheating in ARRL using the cluster
From: "PTA_ABD" <wb2abd@roadrunner.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:46:56 -0500
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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,  
Cqtestk4xs@aol.com writes:
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.

Bill  K4XS

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