va3dx at sympatico.ca
Wed Apr 1 11:25:56 PDT 2009
That " might " have been me , I was on 14196.8
After a dozen or so W's had called me and I had wasted time
telling them their error, I got tired of that and just make a quick qso.
Not my fault they strayed to low.....
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Renwick" <ve5ra at sasktel.net>
To: "'W0MU Mike Fatchett'" <w0mu at w0mu.com>; <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 1:06 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] ETHICS
> I get the same feeling that integrity is gone. Let me share an example
> from the last WPX test, although minor, shows a disturbing mindset. A
> very well known VE contester was running on 20m well outside the US
> band. A US station called him outside his band and the VE station gave
> him an exchange and continued. I would have told the W station that he
> was out of the band and that I can not work you here. I also doubt it
> very much that the VE contester didn't know what frequency he was on.
> IMO I get the feeling that many, many rules are broken during any
> contest ... it seems now to be a way of life. As Mike says 'win at any
> I'll run the race and I will never be the same again.
> -----Original Message-----
> Integrity in the sport seems to be waning with an emphasis on winning at
> any cost.
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