[CQ-Contest] Convergence and Change

Jeff AC0C keepwalking188 at ac0c.com
Mon May 16 21:48:44 EDT 2016

Elimination of this category is also putting a bookend on tradition and 
history.  And we already have way too much tossing out of ham radio 


-----Original Message----- 
From: john at kk9a.com
Sent: Monday, May 16, 2016 7:37 PM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Convergence and Change

I do not believe that it is illegal for unassisted operators to spot
stations, anyone should be able to log into the cluster as long as they do
not see the spots.  I am amazed at the skills of the top CQWW unassisted
operators, it is absurd to remove this category just because there are

John KK9A

To: Joe <nss at mwt.net>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Convergence and Change
From: "ve4xt at mymts.net" <ve4xt at mymts.net>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 08:40:07 -0500
<cq-contest at contesting.com">mailto:cq-contest at contesting.com>
No, because there's often no login required, and wouldn't be secure if there


You can watch spots online and nobody knows you're there. The most that
show up is the IP address suggesting someone on your ISP is watching, but
could be anybody, and it's easily spoofed, as well. Just look at all the
using VPN to access Hulu from outside the US.

The only way to eliminate cheating in contesting is to eliminate contesting.

73, kelly, ve4xt

Sent from my iPad

> On May 16, 2016, at 7:35 AM, Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:
> Could all the cluster owners provide the contest sponsors a list of every
> call that connected to their systems during the contest period?
> Would that work?

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