[CQ-Contest] RDXC Entry Reclassified to High Power

Igor Sokolov ua9cdc at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 12:12:14 EDT 2016

I am saying that we should treat this case as a possibility to work out 
universally accepted methods of pinpointing power violators. That is if we 
want to keep power categories separate. And that is if we want to stop 
proliferation of cheating. RDXC made an attempt. Some people found their 
approach to be incorrect but nobody yet suggested no alternative.

73, Igor UA9CDC
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kelly Taylor" <ve4xt at mymts.net>
To: "Igor Sokolov" <ua9cdc at gmail.com>
Cc: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 8:56 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] RDXC Entry Reclassified to High Power


Are you saying that just because we have not come up with a proven means to 
determine power cheating, we should merely accept the results of an 
irrefutably flawed analysis?

Even the chief promoter and grand poobah of RBN technology has stated using 
RBN analysis to determine power cheating is absurd.

73, kelly, ve4xt

> On Oct 5, 2016, at 8:51 AM, Igor Sokolov <ua9cdc at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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