[CQ-Contest] Unsportsmanlike conduct

Igor Sokolov ua9cdc at r66.ru
Tue Apr 1 11:35:01 EST 2003

> > > I have no problem with free speech, whether it agrees with me or not.
> > > I do have a problem with the venue chosen. I think of an amateur
> > > radio contest similar to the Olympics. Politics are put aside for the
> > > sake of the competition. Isn't contesting meant to be that way as
> > > well?
> >
> > Barry, since you mentioned Olimpics please recall 1980 Olimpics in
> > Politics are part of everything since long ago. Olimpics included. I
> > the best behavior is  not to pay attention to such things and just work
> > contest. Discussing this in the contest reflector just amplifies the
> > which is hardly worth while since that is not really a problem when just
> > station does something stupid.
> >
> > Igor, UA9CDC
> >
> Igor,
> There is a difference between protesting by not participating, and
> protesting by participating, but not following the spirit of the
> game/rules.
> 73,
> Barry

Barry, IMHO protesting either way IS mixing politics and hobby/sport. Isn't
it what we both are trying to avoid? What I was going to say, concentrating
on what just one person did and therefore magnifying the importance of that
act is  IMHO not the best way of dealing with the problem.

Igor, UA9CDC

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