[CQ-Contest] Eliminate SO Unassisted?

Zack Widup w9sz at prairienet.org
Tue Jun 17 09:59:10 EDT 2008

I think I asked a while back what people's estimates of percentage of 
cheaters is and I forget what the answers were.

But you are always going to get a certain minimum percentage of cheaters 
in any endeavor who don't see anything wrong with it at all.  The minimum
percentage by actual measurement is about 2 or 3 percent.

It could go as high as 20% in some groups but I don't think ham radio is 
one of them. Probably a lot lower in contesters.

Since, as I mentioned, this certain small percentage of humankind in 
general don't care about cheating, essentially have no conscience, all we 
can do is be wary of them. We aren't going to stop them, even if they get 

73, Zack W9SZ

On Tue, 17 Jun 2008, Julius Fazekas wrote:

> Hi David,
> I respectfully disagree... There is by far more honor
> and honesty in contesting than there is cheating.
> Cheats have a higher profile and "sell more papers".
> We should give more attention to the folks who go the
> extra mile in making contesting enjoyable and more
> accessible to non-contesters IMHO.
> 73,
> Julius
> n2wn

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