[CQ-Contest] RDXC Entry Reclassified to High Power

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Sun Oct 2 11:03:43 EDT 2016

Using RBN to attempt to prove a power violation alone is absurd.

We already know that the antennas are different.   4 Square vs Mono Pole 
Vertical 80m

What feed lines are being used?

How old are the feed lines?

What quality of feed line is being used?

How many radials are being used?

Were the coax cabled installed properly?

What matching systems are being used?

Are there tuners being used at P33W?

Could there be other losses at P33W from bandpass filters, harmonic 
filters, switching, etc.

What power was actually being used at P33W?  Is the power limit in 
Cyprus 400 watts?

What are the stations locations to water?  Topography, etc.

There could be many other factors that affect why station a is louder 
than station b in the RBN network.

What was the reason for looking at P3F's log to begin with? P3F's score 
is 4th in HP.  P3F easily wins LP with his score of 12. million.  He 
beats 9A5Y by 1.5 million points.  However 9A5Y beats IQ3IY by almost 
2.5 million points.  Was 9A5Y's logs checked too?  P3F had a great score 
LP.  It also appears that the competition for whatever reason in LP was 
not as competitive?  It was quite close from 2nd place down.   It would 
appear that P3F ran much more than 9A5Y who had more multipliers and 
almost 700 less qsos.

I find it hard to believe that P3F was able to amass 500 extra qso's by 
the accusation of running an amp for 10 minutes here and there.

I have no problem with a contest chairman asking an entrant if they 
might have possibly classified their log incorrectly because mistakes 
happen.   If contest committees believe that people are cheating then 
provide the proof and it better be more solid than what we have heard 
than this and DQ them.  Reclassifying them serves no purpose other than 
to tell us that you "think" they might have done something.  To me that 
does not cut it.


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