[CQ-Contest] my FRIEND is spotting me

Lee Hiers aa4ga at contesting.com
Fri Dec 5 12:32:46 EST 2003

On 5 Dec 2003 at 11:01, Bob Naumann - N5NJ wrote:

> Now, one of the club members, on his own - plans a DXpedition.  He doesn't
> tell any of the other club members about it.
> He starts operating the contest as DXWPX/HISCALLSIGN, and the club
> packetcluster is suddenly filled with messages saying that one of their
> members is on a Dxpedition.
> Based on the earlier meeting I referenced, and the club's desire to support
> their member on the DXpedition, they all spring into action and look for
> their club member, and spot him frequently throughout the contest.
> Is this really a random thing?
> I think not.
> Perhaps, it is a subtle thing, but I do see such even loosely organized or
> planned spotting as cheating.

So, you're saying that the club member, who apparently 
operated in a vacuum (and I don't think that happens much), 
is guilty of cheating?  For something he has no knowledge 
of or control over?


Lee Hiers, AA4GA
Cornelia, Georgia

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