[CQ-Contest] ETHICS

Tom Osborne w7why at verizon.net
Thu Apr 2 15:52:50 PDT 2009

Hi Chad

The thing I wonder about is are these contacts legal?

If the station calling was operating illegally, I would think the only thing 
the receiving station could legally do is delete those contacts out of his 
log.  IMHO. 73

> 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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