[CQ-Contest] Ethics

Edward sawyered at earthlink.net
Fri Apr 3 03:01:31 PDT 2009

You must be assuming that the log shows frequency data.  In my case, I
am using older software that logs all 20M QSOs as 14000.
In general, I disagree with the responsibility of the receiving station
"having any responsibility" of knowing the "other stations regs". Why
pick on VEs as "they should know US regs".  Heck, I don't know VE regs.
I have to assume after hearing decades of VEs working staions simplex on
14150 - 14100 and 7100 - 7000 on SSB that they can legally do that, but
do I KNOW?  Nope.
And what of the last few years when an I or a G or HB9 or whatever has
called me on 7188 or even 7225 simplex?  I have no idea whether they can
legally call.  All I know (through the grapevine) is that allocations
are changing so they must have that ability now.
I think it is totally unfair to ask the CQing station doing 100+ an hour
to be "hanging out an ethical filter" in the heat of the battle as they
log Qs.
And contrary to the statement made earlier by someone that this is a
0.1% problem.  It absolutely is not.  I hear dozens of out of band Qs
every contest on 40M as stations call simplex on EU stations running
split.  I am assuming most are using the cluster to point and shout and
not watching what they are doing.but that is just an assumption on my
Ed  N1UR

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