[CQ-Contest] Cheating

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Fri Oct 14 17:57:16 PDT 2011

People cheat in all areas of our lives, why would ham radio be any 
different?  There is cheating in racing, baseball, football, etc.  Most 
of those people suffer no real consequences if caught or are quickly 
forgiven, ie Michael Vick because he is really good at what he does.

This is a just a reflection of the human society as a whole.   It is 
disturbing that it happens in Ham radio or any other part of our lives.

Mike W0MU

J6/W0MU November 21 - December 1 2011 CQ WW DX CW
W0MU-1 CC Cluster w0mu.net

On 10/14/2011 6:34 PM, Tony Rogozinski wrote:
> I've been reading (to some degree) the commentaries regarding using excessive power in CQWW or other contests.
> It seems that there is more discussion in Amateur Radio Contest circles about cheating than any other sporting activity
> that I'm aware of.  Not sure what that says about our hobby but it's not very positive.
> I've always wondered what satisfaction cheaters get if they win and others know they broke the rules - I think it takes
> some sort of really warped personality(ies) to enjoy a victory which is not deserved.  Unfortunately due to the nature
> of the beast we'll never be able to control it without putting an observer at every participating station ala WRTC which
> of course is impossible.  So...........the only thing that can be done is self-policing which also doesn't seem to work.
> Bottom line is that there is no solution - let them enjoy their shallow victories and if you can prove it let the world know
> in no uncertain terms who they are.  Those of you who can be included in the group that I'm referring to may think
> about it a little and consider the value of being dishonest - you're no better than common criminals.
> Tony
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