[CQ-Contest] The Skimmer Rule Challenge

Michael Keane K1MK k1mk at alum.mit.edu
Fri Jun 20 08:54:09 EDT 2008

At 02:00 PM 6/19/2008, Mark Beckwith wrote:
> > If the remote spotting of their pile-ups was perceived to provide a
> > real competitive advantage, why haven't the bigger M/M stations made
> > cooperative arrangements to create private spotting networks with
> > their non-competing peers on the other sides of the oceans (I'll spot
> > your pile-up, you spot mine)?
>Actually this is one of the reasons K1TTT et al do all that spot analysis
>after every contest.  It *is* understood to be advantageous, it is accepted
>by most to be in bad form, it can be detected and exposed easily, and as a
>reault nobody engages in it out of peer pressure because they know it makes
>them look like idiots.

Except that if those really were PRIVATE spotting nets, then neither 
Dave nor anyone else would be able to see what was happening on those 
nets. It would be totally undetectable.

If the rules really do allow this and the fear of being "exposed" for 
doing something legal doesn't exist, I have to  ask again, why hasn't 
this been done?

Mike K1MK

Michael Keane K1MK
k1mk at alum.mit.edu

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