[CQ-Contest] ETHICS

Steve Sacco nn4x at embarqmail.com
Thu Apr 2 12:29:03 PDT 2009

Chad -

Please don't take this personally, but I think the attitude you express 
is part of why the world is in such trouble right now.

IMO, we all must be our brother's keepers, to some extent.  If I observe 
someone doing something against the law, but I'm not a law enforcement 
officer, it IS my job to do *something*, not look the other way.


Chad WE9V 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

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