[CQ-Contest] Contesting is a Game
ve3dz at rigexpert.net
Thu Sep 12 13:59:28 EDT 2013
Not a good suggestion in my opinion, Tod.
Looks like protesting against breaking of one rule by breaking another rule.
I was thinking about it for quite a while. I guess only WRTC-style contests
may be called a "real competition".
All other contests are just... for "having fun".
> I can imagine only one way to 'retaliate' or protest. [ select the word of
> your choice] . One can generate an 'NIL' in another operator's log. Done
> cleverly, you can even come up with a strategy that will give you a
> multiplier, should you need it, and still create a problem for the
> 'cheating' station.
> However, doing such a thing deliberately does place you in the category of
> someone who is not operating ethically in the contest. I suppose if a
> group of folks were to generate NIL's in one contest for one or a few
> stations and then revert to completely ethical operating for all future
> contests there might be an opportunity to make a point that would be
> to serious operators world wide.
> The casual operator probably would be oblivious to what had happened.
> Whether this would cause offenders to cease and desist is
> problematical ---
> I expect not. If you truly believe that "the rules do not apply to me"
> there will be little reason to change behavior.
> This issue was present in amateur radio contesting before I edited the
> issue of the NCJ in 1972. I suspect that 40 years from now it there will
> still be such scofflaws among our contesting brethren.
> Tod, K0TO
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