[CQ-Contest] Following the rules...

Robert Chudek - K0RC k0rc at citlink.net
Fri Sep 13 02:41:31 EDT 2013

Wake up! Following the rules and exhibiting good sportsmanship is not a 
universal trait. You would expect it would be easy and natural to follow 
the rules of the road (highway). But take a look at this video.


To me this violent behavior appears to be a cultural characteristic, 
where 'might makes right'. Imagine some of these people as contest 
operators and you step into their 'perceived' operating band space. If 
they can step out of a vehicle and assault another person, what stops 
them from 'bullying' on the airwaves too, with excessive power and 

This problem is especially poignant to me when the girl at 18:45 makes a 
mistake and creates an accident. She is then beaten to the ground. It's 
hard to believe this is the 21st century.

I don't have an answer. I do see the reality of the problem.

73 de Bob - KØRC in MN


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