[CQ-Contest] RDXC Entry Reclassified to High Power

brian coyne g4odv at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Oct 5 17:45:09 EDT 2016

>>> Actually Pete, that is very smart of them. 

Actually it isn't smart, it might be if  their method had been a proven one but, as we have seen from Bob's experience the evidence offered was based upon RBN reports which is not an exact science when comparing the signals of one stn against another for reasons previous posters in this thread have explained.
The issue here has been the failure of RDXC to discuss the matter further with Bob when he presented more detailed RBN data. As hams making regular faceless contacts with other hams over many years all that we have to cherish is our reputations with our peers. An accusation of being a suspected cheater is a severe body blow. Whomsoever  levels that accusation has a duty to see the matter through by full discussion. Any accused person in any sphere of life should have the right to defend themselves, a right that Bob has been denied.
It is not OK to say that all suspected cheaters are treated the same. The analogy of drowning Witches drawn  by Kelly is an apt one, maligning the many innocent to catch the few guilty ( and they will never know who were actually guilty) is not the way to do it.
It is unfortunately the case that short of actually attending the qth of the suspect at the time, there is no way of proving power cheating but we have to live with that rather than making judgements based upon suspicion alone.
Igor's solution of one power level would solve the angst of RDXC of  QRP & LP power cheats but would not find any favour with the many QRP & LP operators who would opt out. Another aspect, if RDXC are really intent upon conquering power cheating how will they tackle the power cheats who exceed the permitted power of their licences?  Compared to those suspects the number of QRP & LP deliberate cheaters is minuscule.
In short RDXC policy is flawed and unacceptable in it's unfairness and unless revised, as I commented previously, should be withdrawn from the WRTC qualifying events.
73  Brian 5B4AIZ / C4Z.


      From: Zoli Pitman HA1AG via CQ-Contest <cq-contest at contesting.com>
 To: cq-contest at contesting.com 
 Sent: Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 21:30
 Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] RDXC Entry Reclassified to High Power
On 10/5/2016 16:20, Pete Smith N4ZR wrote:
> They appear to be deliberately concealing their methodology - shame on 
> them! 

Actually Pete, that is very smart of them.

They should not reveal their methods to suspected cheaters. It would 
only help  to avoid detection next time.

73, Zoli HA1AG
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