[CQ-Contest] Live audio during WW Phone

Kenneth E. Harker kenharker at kenharker.com
Tue Oct 25 16:44:39 EDT 2005

On Tue, Oct 25, 2005 at 04:20:17PM -0400, Dave Pascoe wrote:

> You can't encourage ethical and civilized behavior by stomping out
> technology.  

Let's say that there is an ethical way for a remote receiver to be used.
Perhaps the utility of this kind of remote receiver for gaining an unfair 
competitive advantage is so low that its use for entertainment purposes by 
anyone should be considered ethical...

(I'm not entirely convinced of that myself, but nonetheless...)

The fact remains that the CQWW rules do not discriminate between this kind
of remote receiver and the kind that _would_ pose obvious ethical problems
(such as where an operator could control the remote receiver and actively use
it to make QSOs.)  The rules very clearly ban the use of _all_ remote 
receivers during the contest, regardless of their apparent utility or 
inutility for cheating.

If this technology should be generally available, then the rules need to be 
adapted to no longer forbid it.

Kenneth E. Harker WM5R
kenharker at kenharker.com

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