[CQ-Contest] Throwing the Baby Out With the Bathwater

Warren C. Stankiewicz nf1j at earthlink.net
Wed Mar 16 18:43:52 PDT 2011

Clearly, the rules as stated for RXDC do not go far enough.

At the minimum, we should administer polygraph tests to everyone finishing
in the top 15 in any category;

And anyone in any top 5 should be forced to spend time in Lefortovo or
Guantanamo (depending on the contest sponsor) until they reveal every last
contesting secret and detail they may have. I'm sure there are plenty of
people out of that line of work who would be willing to offer their talents
of persuasion for such a task.

I think of the great line Dave Newkirk once had, "They died that we might
DX." We're not there yet, but it's getting uncomfortably close.

Friends, if there truly is this much cheating going on in amateur radio
contesting, then the hobby is irretrievably lost. Let us stop focusing on
the few (or the one) who might win, and on those who only operate to make a
few contacts--without them, there's no contest at all.

With malice towards none,

Warren, NF1J/6

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