[CQ-Contest] Radio Laws of Propagation....Have they beenre-invented?

Yuri Blanarovich k3bu at optimum.net
Thu Feb 27 14:31:13 EST 2014

The problem is someone (KP4KE) operating in contest with signal (kW) 
that does not correspond to category operated and claimed (QRP, LP). The 
result is "QRP Record" or score that is outrageous = CHEATING.

KP4KE has been doing it for while, see number of his scores and records 
in QRP category. Sometimes he is even louder than KV4FZ and then shows 
up in QRP column.
Those who have been around for a while know the "magic" of propagation 
from simple dipole or vertical antenna, QRP close to HP? This really 
deserves visit to the "champ" during the contest.

Sadly this has been around for awhile. There is another remarkable score 
and signals on 160 from IV3TAN/IG9, like being only signal from Eu/Af 
around 2 pm in VE1. I was intrigued and did some checking around to find 
that his single element vertical was "fed" by 3 phase power, which would 
hint at some 15 kW.

Things like that tend to poison and devalue our contesting. If not 
playing by the rules, what's the point?

Yuri, K3BU, VE1BY, VE3BMV, etc.
 On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 11:13 AM, Larry wrote:
 > This subject was debated at some length a few years ago. Some would 
say what you send doesn't matter as long was the submitted log contains 
the correct category and that you consistently send the same value. 
Others argue that you should send the power you are running - again use 
the same value for all the QSOs you have. As with most of these debates 
I don't think a conclusion was reached in the earlier debate. Similar 
deal for All Asia where you send your age or the check value in 

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