[CQ-Contest] Do I need to operate assisted to figure out the calls?

Jim Rhodes jimk0xu at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 08:53:05 PDT 2012

Like I have said before. I will call and if I get an answer, but no ID I
just don't log them. I do not ask for ID I don't tell them they are not in
my log. I just move on. Maybe I will try to work them later in contest (I
don't know who they are do I). If I get a "WK B4" out of them, it is their
loss not mine. If we all did this the practice would come to a very quick
end. No matter how stupid they are a few hundred (thousand?) NILs should
get their attention eventually.

On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 10:12 AM, Bob Henderson <bob at 5b4agn.net> wrote:

> This practice is becoming all too common.  A legacy of cluster and RBN.  We
> can't turn the clock back, so these technologies are here to stay.  But we
> should not have to put up with this growing bad practice.
> I think the time has come for contest sponsors to mandate a minimum ID rate
> at say 3 Qs.
> Referee access to SDR technology would make identifying offenders a
> practical proposition.
> I would happily make a complaint about stations who don't ID after 3 Qs.
> It wouldn't be personal.  After all, I wouldn't know who they were. All I
> need provide is time and frequency and the rest could be recovered from SDR
> recordings.
> I sincerely hope sponsors will move to clean up this mess before it gets
> any worse.
> On at least half a dozen occasions IOTA I listened to stations with >10Q
> runs and no ID.  I didn't hang around to find out who they were.
> 73 Bob, 5B4AGN
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Jim K0XU
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