[CQ-Contest] Unsportsmanlike conduct

Ron Notarius WN3VAW wn3vaw at fyi.net
Tue Apr 1 16:51:52 EST 2003

If someone chooses to decline to work certain stations out of political
protest, well, that's his loss.  But that in and of itself does not strike
me as "unsportsmanlike conduct."  His loss.

It does say something that they would use a most inappropriate forum (ie the
contest) to make a political statement of this nature, a "feel good" protest
that only hurts innocent people (other contesters), be it directly or
indirectly.  It has no impact on The Powers That Be and if brought to the
attention of said Powers would be ignored and/or laughed at.  But it made
the op feel good.

In other words, it's not unsportsmanlike to be a schmuck.  So it goes.

73, ron wn3vaw

"There must be some mistake.  The Pirates in first? QRM on my end,
--John W3ULS (and there's no QRM, either)

----- Original Message -----
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 16:14:35 -0000
From: "Barry " <w2up at mindspring.com>
To: cq-contest at contesting.com, K6AW at CQWW.COM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Unsportsmanlike conduct
Message: 3

I noted, during the WPX contest, that EO6F was calling CQ CONTEST NO
USA, in protest of the ongoing war.
This is a real shame, as historically, amateur radio has pretty much
kept political differences out of the hobby.
I believe EO6F should be disqualified from the contest for his
unsportsmanlike conduct.  If you feel the same way, please email the
contest director (K6AW at CQWW.COM), as I have done.
Barry Kutner, W2UP              Internet: w2up at mindspring.com
Newtown, PA                     Frankford Radio Club

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