[CQ-Contest] This IS cheating, right?

Bob Davis bobnq3x at gmail.com
Sun Feb 23 09:44:20 EST 2014

Oh, for pity's sake, no this tired old excuse for "logic."

By your "logic," any operating aid beyond a certain arbitrary point you
seem to have set without really defining it is questionable.

Okay, let's play that game of Slippery Slope and roll back at least a
generation of advancement. What other operating aids would you ban? DSP?
After all, it can help you hear better. Gain antennas? After all, they make
signals louder. "They" didn't have those things when contesting started, so
they must be unethical - if your logic is taken to an extreme.

If you don't like a particular technology, don't use it. But don't have the
staggering arrogance to presume to tell other people they're wrong for so

73 de Bob WP2XX

On Feb 23, 2014 10:34 AM, "Radio K0HB" <kzerohb at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> > of several callers, and few seem to be able to hear me, although I did
> > HK1NA and a guy in Iowa, so the antenna system still works, such as it
> >
> > Anyway, I digress. A station came back to me, but I could not copy his
> > among the static crashes, so I asked for a repeat. The op comes back:
> > thanks, Eric, for Maine." Well, two problems here: (1) I had not given
> > his report yet (and never did), and (2) I never use my given name on or
> > 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
> > not be among the ones I submit, even though it was a needed mult.
> >
> > Rick, WW1ME
> >
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