[CQ-Contest] RES: RES: Club/Group competition 275 km radius in CQContest (petition for change).

David Gilbert xdavid at cis-broadband.com
Fri Apr 8 17:00:48 PDT 2011

Aside from whatever financial investment some folks might have in the 
hobby of radiosport, there is no question that making a serious entry in 
a major contest represents a significant investment of time and effort.  
It's a grind, both physically and mentally, and it puts a significant 
demand on the operator and possibly his family.  Why would I or anyone 
else do that if it was known that a number of other serious entrants 
have been cheating and that the contests sponsors weren't attempting to 
do anything about it?   Would you simply turn a blind eye to that sort 
of thing in any other sport?  I'm not a competent enough contester to be 
directly affected, but I can easily see why many others would be.

If you don't think cheating is an issue in our ranks, you haven't been 
paying attention.

Dave   AB7E

On 4/8/2011 1:19 PM, C. 'Fred' Johnson wrote:
> What's going to be next for radio contesting (a vision I see):
> -Submit 3 DNA samples
> -Hire a lawyer to certify your results/logs
> -In order to "keep it pure" you will be penalized for not being within
> 50 miles of another club member (NYC/Chicago hams will be ok, unless
> someone deems you/your other club member's QTH spacing to be "an unfair
> advantage")
> -24 Hour Surveillance/webcam/audio of your contesting effort. If your
> station is in an area where there's no meaningful broadband access, then
> too bad.
> I prefer to keep the lawyers and the peeping eye technology at work. Not
> in a "hobby". Take a deep breath and think logically.
> Logical/rational/spirited (yet civil) debate is lacking in all aspects
> these days. Apparently even in ham radio.
> 73, wt2p

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