[CQ-Contest] How blatant can you get?

Radio K0HB kzerohb at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 12:40:48 PDT 2011

A technician-class Mom, harried after a busy morning with the kids, decided 
one afternoon to go into her spouses quiet hamshack and read a book.  The 
kids would never look for her in there.

Along came a Radio Kop and charged her with running illegal power.  She 
responded that the radio wasn't even powered up.  "No matter, said the Kop. 
You have the equipment available, so you could have used it."

She responded "Then I'm charging you with rape."

"But I never raped you!"

"I know, but you have the equipment available, so......"

-----Original Message----- 
From: N1MM
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2011 2:44 PM
To: CQ-Contest
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] How blatant can you get?

On 10/14/2011 12:06 AM, Ken Widelitz wrote:
  A big amp in the shack is not PROOF of violation.

But there is no reason a rule couldn't be drafted to outlaw amps capable
of much more than legal power being present during the contest or even
at any period of time prior to the contest.  Proving that a large amp
is/was present is easier than showing that it is being used to produce
illegal power.

Contesting is a game, the rules can be anything the sponsor wants.  If
such a rule would make catching cheaters easier, then a sponsor could
impose it.

Tom - N1MM

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