[CQ-Contest] ETHICS

Zack Widup w9sz.zack at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 12:00:30 PDT 2009

Well, in one case you know at once that NO station from the USA can validly
operate there. In the other case, some US stations can validly operate
there, so you leave that up to them as to whether they have the right
license class.

73, Zack W9SZ

On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 11:04 AM, Chad WE9V <chad.we9v at gmail.com> wrote:

> This brings up an interesting point.  Is it really the VE's responsibility
> to know that every answer to his CQs is within their band or license class?
> Sure, this example is a little easier, knowing that US hams can't go below
> 14150, but what if he was on 14153 and a US general class licensee call
> him?  Should he quickly evaluate every caller to see if they are approved
> to
> operate on 14153?  If you say "of course not", I ask you, what's the
> difference? In either case, the US ham is operating beyond their license
> class.  Why is it the VE's responsibility to police him if under 14150 and
> not at 14153?
> Chad WE9V
> On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 12:06 PM, Doug Renwick <ve5ra at sasktel.net> wrote:
> > Mike,
> >
> > 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
> > cost'.
> >
> > Doug
> >
> > I'll run the race and I will never be the same again.
> >
> > -
> >
> >
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