[CQ-Contest] Did I cheat in NAQP CW?

jimk8mr at aol.com jimk8mr at aol.com
Wed Jan 13 06:26:44 PST 2010

It does pay to not rely too much on data bases, whether electronic or  
In the September CW Sprint, five guys (out of my 120 qsos) logged me in  
Ohio.  Unfortunately they lost the qso because I was really in Vermont. 
At least they did not lose a multiplier they thought they had. Just  one 
that they didn't know they should have had.
73  -  Jim  K8MR
In a message dated 1/13/2010 9:01:53 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
phriendly1 at yahoo.com writes:

Even  that backfires Eric.
As you mentioned with RTTY, in a recent contest I had  someone send "Thanks 
Don GL xxxxx" Don?

I would have worried about the  validity of the QSO, but he was solid copy. 
Whatever lookup tool he was using  had problems.

My perspective on these kind of files is that they save  me some typing 
from time to time, but I still need to copy what the other  station is sending 
and get that right, regardless of what the file sez...  


You can call me Ray, you can call me Jay,  but I sent Jules. ;o)

Julius Fazekas

--- On Tue,  1/12/10, Rick Lindquist, WW3DE <ww3de at comcast.net> wrote:

>  From: Rick Lindquist, WW3DE <ww3de at comcast.net>
> Subject: Re:  [CQ-Contest] Did I cheat in NAQP CW?
> To:  cq-contest at contesting.com
> Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 1:02  PM
> Jul/Julius is correct. 
> A practice that seems  especially prevalent among non-US/VE
> stations is to
> set up the  logging software to do an online lookup and
> insert whatever
>  appears as your given name on your license record into
> their reply.  This
> happens a lot on RTTY, within and outside of contests. 
> So, when someone comes back and says something like,
> "Thanks,  Eric, for the
> QSO," I know they never copied the name I sent, which  would
> be "Rick" (I
> used "Dallas" in the NAQP CW in memory of  W3PP). This
> further suggests that
> my signal probably sucks,  but, hey, I already know that.
> Regarding post-contest log  checking, I don't feel it's
> "cheating" to
> proofread all the  entries looking for typos and the like
> — entering "O" when
> I  really meant to enter "0," for example.
> Rick/Eric,  WW3DE

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