[CQ-Contest] Five DQ's Mark 2008 CQ WW SSB

Dave - AB7E xdavid at cis-broadband.com
Mon Jul 27 10:23:50 PDT 2009

The responses from those who were DQ'd offer interesting insight into their attitudes toward cheating.  These folks admit intentionally and blatantly violating an important contest rule, thereby attempting to gain an unfair advantage over more honest competitors, and yet they feel disqualification was an "over-reaction".  That would be like me robbing a bank and expecting my penalty if I got caught to be merely having to return the money.  And these are people from the upper echelon of the sport!

For what it may be worth, one of those same stations clearly and explicitly asked me to spot them on the cluster when I worked them in the 2009 CQ WPX CW contest (yes, I reported it), so I'm not inclined to put much credence into sympathetic excuses about isolated errors in judgment.

Dave   AB7E

------Original Mail------
From: "Jim Reisert AD1C" <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu>
To: "cq contest" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 10:17:18 -0600
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Five DQ's Mark 2008 CQ WW SSB

CQ WW Crackdown: Five DQ's Issued In 2008 CQ WW SSB As Top Teams Tossed Out
By Jamie Dupree NS3T  radio-sport.net
Posted July 27, 2009

In one of the most sweeping series of DQ decisions ever issued for a
CQ WW DX contest, four multi-ops and one single op were disqualified
from the 2008 CQ WW DX SSB Contest according to published results sent
to radio-sport.net.

Sources have also indicated to radio-sport.net that other
disqualifications are expected in the CQ WW CW contest results as

"Disqualified: D4C, E7DX, 9A1P, 9A7A, UU7J. Altering of QSL log times
to conform with the 10-minute rule," said the terse note at the end of
the results printed in the September 2009 issue of CQ Radio Amateur,
the Spanish language version of CQ Magazine.


Jim Reisert AD1C, <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu>, http://www.ad1c.us
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