[CQ-Contest] This IS cheating, right?

Radio K0HB kzerohb at gmail.com
Sat Feb 22 19:27:15 EST 2014

Unfortunately that toothpaste is out of the tube, but the software authors did contesting a terrible wrong when they coded in crutches like auto-fills and super check partial.

73, de Hans, K0KB

🌵Sent from Arizona 🌞

On Sat, Feb 22, 2014 at 3:36 PM, Rick Lindquist, WW1ME
<ww1me at roadrunner.com> wrote:

> Okay, conditions for the CQ 160 SSB have been extremely noisy for many of us
> along the Eastern Seaboard. Operators have routinely been CQing in the face
> of several callers, and few seem to be able to hear me, although I did snag
> HK1NA and a guy in Iowa, so the antenna system still works, such as it is.
> Anyway, I digress. A station came back to me, but I could not copy his state
> among the static crashes, so I asked for a repeat. The op comes back: "Okay,
> thanks, Eric, for Maine." Well, two problems here: (1) I had not given him
> his report yet (and never did), and (2) I never use my given name on or off
> the air - I go by "Rick." The logical conclusion here is that he had his
> logger set to look up on the Internet stations he was working, and he got my
> given name AND my exchange info from a call sign database.
> I don't expect to log more than a few dozen Qs in this event, but his will
> not be among the ones I submit, even though it was a needed mult.
> Rick, WW1ME
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