[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)
--- 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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