[CQ-Contest] PU2FAN apologizes about selfspoting.

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Wed Feb 25 11:09:58 PST 2009

I think Dave's post worked perfectly.  Some local hams contacted him and
explained the situation and now the young man understands.  He also just met
some folks that might be able to get help him learn more etc.  In this case,
I think we were able to take a big situation and make it into a good one.

Nothing against the contest sponsors but do you really expect them to
contact each and every case of questionable activity and discuss the
situation?  That is not going to happen.

I would go even further with Dave's report and include it with official

Mike W0MU

"A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may
never get over." Ben Franklin
-----Original Message-----
From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Chris Smith
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 4:41 AM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] PU2FAN apologizes about selfspoting.

I am sorry guys but publicly accusing someone of cheating on this reflector
and blacken there name is totally wrong, in the case of this young PY
station he may likely chose not to enter another contest because of it, and
we wonder why there is no young blood coming into this hobby ?.

What Dave is doing is an excellent job however the info should be passed
onto the contest committee to help them with log checking / deciding
category winners, same goes for anyone else who has a query over a stations
contest effort, send the evidence to the contest community and let them
decide to deduct points or disqualify the station.

I have never self spot, no do i believe 95% of the contest community has
ever done either and think it is just wrong, i do not know the PY station or
how well he has done in his category, i am going to assume he is not going
to be a category winner or even come close, so what difference does it make
if he self spots or not to increase his activity and enjoyment of the
Obviously if it was a serious effort it should be up to the contest
committee to decide to deduct or disqualify and not us. 

Chris MI0LLL

----- Original Message -----
From: "Luc, PY8AZT" <py8azt at dxbrasil.net>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 3:29 AM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] PU2FAN apologizes about selfspoting.
Hi all,

Just to give a feedback on the report of the spots K1TTT, where indicated
PU2FAN as a selfspotter. PU2FAN is an operator of 18 years, licensed for
less then one year, has learned CW  by himself.  He works with a CB
transceiver converted to 40m.

We contacted him about the self-spots, and he really did not know it was
against the rules of the contest. He apologizes about what happened.


73, Luc
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