[CQ-Contest] CQWW Spots

Zack Widup w9sz at prairienet.org
Mon Dec 2 22:50:43 EST 2002

On Mon, 2 Dec 2002, KØHB wrote:

> > 
> > Jamie Dupree wrote:
> > > 
> > > A review of raw spot data from the CQWW SSB and CQWW CW
> > > shows spots were made by 42 US callsigns which were not
> > > issued by the FCC.
> > 
> > So, what is the answer for this problem.  I can think of one
> > right off the bat.
> I can't even think of a problem right off the bat! <BSEG>

Indeed.  It's easy enough to post a spot with a different "spotted by"
callsign.  Every year on Halloween there is a plethora of
questionable callsigns such as SP0OK, GH0UL, GH0ST, G0BLIN, etc. in both
the "DX" and the "spotted by" columns of Packetcluster.

And there's the famous AP1RIL club station giving out bonus points in the
Poisson d'Avril contest each year.


73, Zack W9SZ

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