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Re: [RTTY] Disturbing Observations

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Subject: Re: [RTTY] Disturbing Observations
From: John Merrill <johnn1jm@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2010 22:10:31 -0700
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I couldn't agree more.

John N1JM

On Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 10:04 PM, Don Hill AA5AU <aa5au@bellsouth.net>wrote:

> As I tuned around the bands during the last 8 hour segment, I found a USA
> SO2R station transmitting on both 15 and 20 meters at the
> same time in a blatant violation of the rules.  It wasn't a case of someone
> just making a mistake.  I watched for 15-20 minutes and
> simply couldn't believe what I was seeing.  I did let them know he or they
> were breaking the rules and he/they immediately stopped.
> But it made me mad.
> Then a little while longer, I saw my call pop up on the bandmap on 20
> meters even though I was S&P on that band.  At first I thought
> someone made a mistake.  Then I looked at the origin of the spot and
> realized it was a station I had just worked.  This operator
> spotted me on his run frequency.  Although that is not a direct violation
> of the rules, it still irked me.
> I don't know how much of this goes on, but it needs to stop.  The next time
> I catch someone transmitting two signals at the same
> time, I will call them out publicly on it.  I realize there will be
> instances of stations transmitting at the same time (Multi-2,
> Multi-Multi).  But the rules of the DLDC were specific:
> 4. GENERAL for all categories:
> (e) Only one transmitted signal is permitted at any time.
> As far as spotting other stations on one's run frequency, it's just the
> wrong thing to do.  There have been times, such as when I
> was on ten meters, when I wanted to spot someone on my run frequency just
> to let everyone else know the band was open.  But I
> didn't.  So don't get caught up in it.
> There's been a lot of cheating going on in CW and SSB contests and it's
> apparent there is cheating on RTTY too.  I'm not sure what
> we can do about it other than make it a point to let people know we aren't
> going to tolerate it.  I'm definitely not going to
> tolerate it.
> 73, Don AA5AU
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