[CQ-Contest] RDXC Entry Reclassified to High Power

Igor Sokolov ua9cdc at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 09:51:50 EDT 2016

I am not going to be on any side of the argument. But we all know that power 
cheating exists and proliferates. It has become especially acute  after the 
introduction of the new WRTC selection rules which allowed LP category 
compete against HP for the slot in WRTC.

IMHO RDXC should be commended for pioneering the battle against power 
violations even though their attempt is not fully approved by some.

RDXC can be criticized for their approach but can critics offer other 
reliable methods of fishing out power violators. I do not think that a 100% 
reliable method exists.
Does it mean that contest community should not pay attention to power 
violations? I do not think so. Otherwise, why have different power 
categories in the rules when these rules cannot be enforced.

 The simple solution would be to drop separation by power and have all the 
participants compete in one power category.  But would such a radical step 
be to the benefit of the contest community? Would it increase participation? 
I think not.
Then why don't we as a community use this precedent and try to find a 
solution? Let's work out methods of verification of power cheating that 
would be acceptable by a majority of the participants. This will be to the 
benefit of all the contest sponsors where  power categories exist.

Disclaimer: I have no relation to RDXC committee and not competing for slot 
in WRTC. I just like the art contesting and want make better.

73, Igor UA9CDC 

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