[CQ-Contest] Contesters selling stolen software--first notice

Robert McGwier rwmcgwier at comcast.net
Wed Dec 10 14:12:53 EST 2003

Hear Hear.  I undestand Wayne's frustration but think he got a little
heavy handed with "us" good guys.  However,  who else but a contester
would buy or otherwise acquire the fake registration codes?  It is
clear that the "Russian ham" is doing the codes for someone and I
assume that it is not novices looking for a logging program but a
person needing contest software.  That makes them a contester and this
is as good a forum as any to point out the detestable practice.


-----Original Message-----
From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com]On Behalf Of K0HB 
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 4:05 AM
To: W. Wright, W5XD; cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: RE: [CQ-Contest] Contesters selling stolen software--first


> [Original Message]
> From: W. Wright, W5XD <w5xd at writelog.com>

> On a personal note, its one thing to be violated by an enemy, but it
hurts a
> little more to be violated by someone from the contesting community where
> used to think I was among friends. With self spotting packet cheaters,
> stolen software, and high power, someone please remind me why I should be
> nudging my friends and my children into the contesting community?


It really sucks that someone is ripping you off by selling fake
registration codes.  Really.

But it wasn't "the contesting community" who did it.  It was an individual
jerk.  A person who is a member of this reflector is alleged to have
planted contraband on some commercial airliners recently.  Would you blame
that on "the contesting community" also?

73, de Hans, K0HB

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