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

Bob Henderson bob at 5b4agn.net
Tue Jul 31 09:20:16 PDT 2012

I find the more direct the approach the more efficient.  Use the rules to
explain what is acceptable and what isn't.  Apply sanctions against those
in breach.

Bob, 5B4AGN

On 31 July 2012 15:53, Jim Rhodes <jimk0xu at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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