Absolutely on the nail, Joe.
Let's keep it clear. If someone is cheating in a contest, in any way,
regardless of how many radios they have or what colour shirt they wear,
report them to the contest managers. The contest organisers made the rules
which are being broken. They can take action.
In any contest there will always be someone with a bigger amp, more radios,
stacked monobanders etc. They still need to be highly skilled operators; my
amateur radio licence was issued on the basis that it was for my
self-training and I am still learning after ** years! Now what's the best
time for 3C0 on 40 ....................
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Subich, W4TV" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 9:13 PM
Subject: Re: [RTTY] Cheating
> > I think SO2R should be in a class by itself. IN ALL CONTESTES... Or
> > lump it together with some multi class.
> No! When used properly SO2R is nothing more than a way to change bands
> quickly. If the operator has the hardware and skill to to that legally
> there is nothing wrong with SO2R. If the operator lacks skill (and
> ethical compass) to use the hardware within the rules, report him/her
> to the contest sponsors for the necessary action.
> There is no justification for treating one set of SINGLE OPERATORS any
> differently from any others based only on the hardware located in their
> ... Joe, W4TV
> On 6/14/2010 1:36 PM, James Colville wrote:
>> Agreed Cheryl!
>> I think SO2R should be in a class by itself. IN ALL CONTESTES... Or lump
>> together with some multi class.
>> Jim W7RY
>> On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 9:31 AM, Cheryl Whitlock<firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> Don and all,
>>> Cheating is one of the reasons I do not like SO2R. That is bad enough,
>>> it ties up too many frequencies on already crowded bands on contests
>>> weekends as well. I don't see things changing until contest sponsors
>>> banning SO2R from the contests, which I would cheer if they did. It
>>> irks me to call CQ and get a message that the frequency is in use, but
>>> immediate contacts are made.
>>> As far as cheating in general, I know a ham who has run high power in
>>> contest, but enters under low power. What is the thrill in that?
>>> Cheryl, AA4YL
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