[CQ-Contest] Re: Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Cqtestk4xs at aol.com Cqtestk4xs at aol.com
Mon Mar 31 23:05:18 EST 2003

I was not on last weekend but I have been following the thread.

I suppose anybody can call a selctive CQ  and eliminate anyone they want 
either in a contest, or not in a contest.  It is neither illegal or breaking 
contest rules in my opinion.  However, it seems as though the CQing by the 
staion was at least, in bad taste.

Those of us who were on during the Cuban missle crisis in 1962 can remember 
hearing Cuban stations on and having qsos with them...politics were just not 
brought up.

Ten years ago the Tampa Tribune did an article about my station.  In the 
course of the interview I was asked are there any things that are generally 
not discussed on the air in ham radio.  My response was the big three...sex 
politics and religion.  

What a shame our hobby has degenerated to the point where hams refuse to have 
a QSO with another station because they don't agree with his country's 
politics.  Cheating, breaking rules, no....disgusting, yes!

Bill K4XS  ........  anybody, anywhere in the contests I work.

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