[CQ-Contest] Technology against cheating?

Paul O'Kane pokane at ei5di.com
Fri Mar 18 02:33:32 PDT 2011

On 17/03/2011 20:55, Pete Smith N4ZR wrote:

> A friend who asks to remain anonymous suggests the following -- one CW
> Skimmer operator on each continent should dedicate his or her receiver
> for the 24 hours of the Russian DX contest to monitoring one band, and
> record as much of the entire bandwidth as possible.

That would work.  It's a good idea, and can be
refined in the light of experience.

Another option for major events, combined with the
requirement for logging exact frequencies, might be
to require serious entrants to submit time-stamped
audio recordings with their log - one channel per

   *  Simple technology.
   *  Moderate file sizes.
   *  Cross-check any QSO in the log
      with the audio.

   *  Deterrent to entry - but wasn't that
      said about Cabrillo at one time?

I would describe recordings, whether of a whole
band or from individual stations, as technology
which inherently inhibits cheating, in contrast
to some other technologies which facilitate

Paul EI5DI

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