[CQ-Contest] what procedure to do for M/S violations

Pete Smith N4ZR n4zr at contesting.com
Tue Jul 28 06:07:43 PDT 2009

It may be a rash assumption on my part, but wouldn't the CQWW Committee 
have corresponded with the stations that were at risk of being DQ'd, 
before doing so.  That seems particularly relevant in this case, where 
the consequences of DQ were so severe.  I can't help wondering if maybe 
the people who were DQ'd denied having rubber-clocked when confronted, 
hence the tough treatment.

 From another angle, it is my impression, based on some personal 
experience, that rubber-clocking at multi-singles and multi-2s is very 
common.  Since recording technology now exists to capture entire bands 
for the entire duration of a contest, perhaps that, combined with the 
object lesson provided in this case, will lead to a little more 
seriousness about following the rules.

73, Pete N4ZR
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Pete Smith

On 7/28/2009 6:58 AM, kr2q at optimum.net wrote:
> 9A1UN wrote:
> There is probably some misunderstanding. One part is missing on
> radiospot.net.
> On 6400 qsos we had 12qsos under violation
> What procedure should we do if during a 48h contest we make some mistakes
> In waiting 10min?
> 73 Dave 9A1UN
> This is fair and honest question.
> 1.  You submit the log as is, without altering the times (rubber clock) in order to meet
> the criteria under the M/S 10 minute rules.  [ do not change the log in any way]
> 2.  You will be penalized for the "out of compliance" qso's, and probably not DQ'ed and
> probably not reclassified.
> 3.  By simply submitting the log "as is," you will not cause NILS for others.
> de KR2Q
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