M/S contest ethics

Fri Nov 5 16:47:08 EST 1993

I think that there should be a blanket ban on all QSLOs that are made by
the operators of a mm station outside the logged QSOs of the mm.
In other words, if your call appears as an operator (or you are an operator)
you better not have your call appear in anyone else's log.  

A lot of stuff like this goes on in DXing o and contesting.  Some is, "creative"
like this.  Others is downrite fraudulint.  How many people know of instances
where people fill in their own data is 'signed' cards given out a souvenirs
to doners.... what about all the times in contesting that people really don't
make sure of the zone.   

>From Skelton, Tom" <TSkelton at engineer.clemsonsc.NCR.COM  Sat Nov  6 01:36:00 1993
From: Skelton, Tom" <TSkelton at engineer.clemsonsc.NCR.COM (Skelton, Tom)
Date: Fri, 05 Nov 93 17:36:00 PST
Subject: SS - CW
Message-ID: <2CDAFFC3 at admin.ClemsonSC.NCR.COM>

Last call before heading home.  I plan to be in the SS this
weekend to give you guys and gals South Carolina.  I should
be on 0300-0800 Sunday and again 2000-2200 or so.   I will
probably only be on 20 and 40 meters, since the 80 sloper is
still set for SSB (after CQWW) and 15/10 m yagis are
undergoing re-building.  73, Tom WB4IUX

>From mraz at maverick.aud.alcatel.com (Kris I. Mraz)  Fri Nov  5 22:59:06 1993
From: mraz at maverick.aud.alcatel.com (Kris I. Mraz) (Kris I. Mraz)
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 93 16:59:06 CST
Subject: CQWW
Message-ID: <9311052259.AA15196 at maverick.aud.alcatel.com>

OK. I might as well post my measley score. Would have been better but
beam was stuck northwest :-(

      Call: AA5UO                    Country:  United States
      Mode: SSB                      Category: Single Operator


      160        0        0     0.00      0       0
       80       43       97     2.26     11      25
       40        5        9     1.80      4       3
       20       59      149     2.53     19      31
       15       44      119     2.70     14      24
       10       46      119     2.59     14      29

     Totals    197      493     2.50     62     112  =>  85,782

This is preliminary.

Kris AA5UO

>From jayt" <jayt at comtch.iea.com  Sat Nov  6 00:29:33 1993
From: jayt" <jayt at comtch.iea.com (jayt)
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1993 16:29:33 -0800 (PST)
Subject: SS
Message-ID: <m0ovbX3-0002unC at comtch.iea.com>

Had a request to indicate that Hal WA7EGA will be QRV from the
Eastern Washington section.

He will be a Single Operator.

Jay Ws7i

>From robert penneys <penneys at freezer.cns.udel.edu>  Sat Nov  6 02:48:37 1993
From: robert penneys <penneys at freezer.cns.udel.edu> (robert penneys)
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 93 21:48:37 EST
Subject: NA w/packet help!!
Message-ID: <9311060248.AA09927 at freezer.cns.udel.edu>

While attempting to get MA to work with packet, I could not get the TNC to 
respond. This NA 7.08, PK232MBX, usually run w/PK Pakratt or whatever.
9600 baud, com1..... When I send a line from alt-T window, nothing appears
in the send window. I have tried entering NA with TNC connected or disconnected,
neither works.  If I spec com 2, which is wrong, at least garbage characters
show in the TNC upper window.   Any ideas???? Tnx Bob

>From Jim Reisert AD1C  05-Nov-1993 2322 <reisert at wrksys.enet.dec.com>  Sat Nov  6 04:17:23 1993
From: Jim Reisert AD1C  05-Nov-1993 2322 <reisert at wrksys.enet.dec.com> (Jim Reisert AD1C 05-Nov-1993 2322)
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 93 23:17:23 EST
Subject: Multi-Single Contest Ethics
Message-ID: <9311060417.AA10133 at us1rmc.bb.dec.com>

I believe the "spirit" of the 10-minute rule is to prevent the M/S station
from moving and working a multipier on every open band.  If you can work and
move a station from one band to another, and you only get one multiplier out
of the deal, then I think that you're within the spirit of the rule.

My $0.02.

- Jim AD1C

>From Hodge Thorgerson David Cameron-INBA <hodge at redvax1.dgsca.unam.mx>  Sat Nov  6 18:19:41 1993
From: Hodge Thorgerson David Cameron-INBA <hodge at redvax1.dgsca.unam.mx> (Hodge Thorgerson David Cameron-INBA)
Date: Sat, 6 Nov 1993 12:19:41 -0600 (CST)
Subject: MS ethics
Message-ID: <Pine.3.87.9311061259.A794-0100000 at redvax1.dgsca.unam.mx>

Saludos,  I think that the spirit of contesting is often confused with the
spirit of winning.  No, I don't think they are one and the same.  
Regarding the mail of Steve, N2IC...
In my opinion, what appears to have happened is that a new operating practice
has been dreamed up by some creative folks and for that very same creativity
I salute them.  But the fact that many others may have considered the same
approach and rejected it for  being a "bending" of the rules points out the
difference  between the two spirits mentioned above.
As Tom,K5RC, pointed out in the NCJ, it is truly fascinating how each and 
every one of us has our own interpretation of the rules for each contest.
Now to the closet to find my Flak jacket!
73, hope to see y'all SO all bands in the CW WW.  David Hodge  XE1/AA6RX

>From STEVE KELLY, KC7EM" <KELLYSR at delphi.com  Sat Nov  6 17:37:02 1993
Date: Sat, 06 Nov 1993 13:37:02 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: SP6 worked on 40m during the WWSSB Test
Message-ID: <01H4ZWJ18UK29AMVB6 at delphi.com>

I am trying to confirm the call of a station I worked during the contest on 40m
The Call I copied was SP6YAQ.  If anyone worked an SP6 with the same call or
something similar I would like to know.

73, Steve

>From D. Leeson" <0005543629 at mcimail.com  Mon Nov  8 04:07:00 1993
From: D. Leeson" <0005543629 at mcimail.com (D. Leeson)
Date: Sun, 7 Nov 93 23:07 EST
Subject: W6QHS SS
Message-ID: <53931108040735/0005543629NA4EM at mcimail.com>

W6QHS  1248 x 77 = 192K

Felt like a medium puppy among the big dogs this weekend.  Can confirm that
CT won't crash if you fall asleep on the keyboard (got back Thursday and
still on EU time, which makes staying up til 0900z a real test).

After I worked VY1JA late in the contest, he called CQ with few takers!

Heard some super numbers, and lots of participation this year.  73 de
Dave, W6QHS.

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