[CQ-Contest] push around/interference

K4SB k4sb at mindspring.com
Wed Mar 1 17:01:05 EST 2000

Bob Naumann - N5NJ wrote:

> Seriously, the FCC rules do not equate QRM with deliberate
> interference.

Quite true. As a matter of fact, they don't even address it. But
your attempts to disguise interference with another name is
merely an attempt to justify what is apparently your belief.

> The FCC rules do not guarantee anyone a completely
> clear passband(in amateur radio).  Let's face it, someone deliberately
> preventing you from communicating is different from contesting.

Again, you are merely using semantics. Communicating is clearly
defined by any dictionary as an exchange of information. The fact
that it may be my name, location, or such vs a quick 59905 has
absolutely nothing to do with your comments.
> A station, also in the contest that challenges me for a run frequency, is 
> competing with me, not interfering with me. Should I move, and that same
> station do it again, this begins to become an interference situation.  There
> is a difference here.
> This is obviously a very difficult subject to reach a consensus on,
> but there is no hard line that can be drawn that defines what is
> appropriate or not.  If a station can move in close to you in a
> contest and effectively  communicate while you are bothered, he either
> has better hardware than you or has better ears.  It's up to you to
> handle this, not the FCC or the contest rules.
> Admittedly, when a station fires up right on top of you, it makes you
> mad.  Well, do something about it.  Improve your station, improve your
> skill - don't call Riley!  The first lesson to learn is that, if this
> happens, the most effective thing for you to do is find another
> relatively clear spot and start making qsos - unless you think you can
> win the battle.

Well, again you are distorting the rule. If a station is in
communications and you interfere with him, that's deliberate. And
Riley has clearly stated that.
It has absolutely nothing to do with the other station's
equipment or skills.

Your obvious thoughts concerning this thread are that you can do
anything you wish and get away with it.

My thoughts are that a definitive list of calls is emerging which
be written down and posted. And I will file a complaint with the
FCC and the
sponsor if you try your interpretation. Your little joke at the
beginning about moving up on the list is going to sound less
amusing when you find yourself disqualified, and the subject of
several letters of complaint to the FCC concerning your

And by no means imply you are being singled out. I don't know how
long the list will be, but it's already greater than 2.


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