[CQ-Contest] High power reclassification

Igor Sokolov ua9cdc at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 15:12:14 EDT 2016

1)Yes it is my argument
2)No it is not my argument.
Invalid method is not OK if it is invalid. Since I do not know the details 
of the method I am not in a position to make a judgment.

3) I do not know the method which is 100% reliable. May be someone else 
does. But should this be the reason to stop trying to find the solution to 
the problem that gets more and more out of control ? Isn't it better to try 
something then sit and do nothing? And by the way, I did not imply that 
'what was used was quite reliable'. If you got it this way I did not mean 
it. I only wanted to say that criticism is constructive when it offers 
better alternative to what is being criticized.

73, Igor UA9CDC

P.S. It is midnight here so there will be no other posts from me.

> Igor,
> If I can rephrase your argument, you are saying:
> 1) Congrats to RDXC that they want to catch cheaters.
> I agree.
> 2) That since no good method exists to do so, then an invalid method is 
> OK.
> i don't agree. Not even a little. To call a man a cheater, you had better 
> meet a pretty high standard.
> 3) You also say that no method is 100% reliable.
> I'm sure that we all agree. But you thereby imply that what was used was 
> quite reliable, just not 100%. This is exactly what we are all refuting. 
> It isn't reliable AT ALL, as used. Even the people that create and 
> maintain the tool say so. When Bob offers alternative data that seems 
> better tuned to the situation, it is ignored. THAT is the issue.
> RDXC always seems to introduce something far more suspect than that which 
> they claim to be trying to address. We call foul.
> 73,
> Drew K3PA
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>  3. Re: RDXC Entry Reclassified to High Power (Pete Smith N4ZR)
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> From: "Igor Sokolov" <ua9cdc at gmail.com>
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> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] RDXC Entry Reclassified to High Power
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> 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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