[CQ-Contest] Ethics of operating overtime in SS

Michael Prevatt bpd315 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 30 09:48:32 EDT 2013

You will end up with two possible endings:

A. A station penalized for operation that they, the station, receive no benefit from. I.E. The station continuing to hand out a multi without benefit to the multi's own score. In fact, the station could possibly be supporting their competition if in the same class. 

B. A station penalized for working another station who's time has expired without being able to confirm the other station's hours. This penalty will be of no fault to the submitting operator. 

Im admittedly a novice at contesting. I've never asked a station to state their hours. Its not in the exchange and i doubt 50% would even reply due to the brutal pace of exchange. 

Since this is ethically based, there will never be a clear answer without specific language governing log analysis from the contest sponsor. All else is opinion. 

I bet the first station dq'd for running over 24 hrs would be a bold move and statement of intent. Drastic, in my opinion, but bold. 

Respectfully, mike ku4yp.  

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> On Oct 29, 2013, at 12:14 PM, Ron Notarius W3WN <wn3vaw at verizon.net> wrote:
> It sounds like some members of the reflector are concerned that the current wording of the rules, and the current implementation of the rules, don't match.
> If that is the case, then one of three things must be done:
> (a)  Enforce the rules as written
> (b)  Update the wording of the rules to reflect the current implementation.
> (c)  Ignore the armchair lawyers and continue to do what is being done.
> Clearly (c) is bothering a lot of people.  Personally, if asked, I'd go with (b).  Not that anyone asked my opinion...
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