[CQ-Contest] 3V8SS disqualified from WW SSB and WRTC

Bob Henderson bob.5b4agn at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 14:22:34 EST 2017

Having myself met with unfair and unjustified treatment at the hands of
RDXC adjudicators I can empathise with those claiming unfair treatment in
adjudication.  However in this case having looked at the information
supplied and done a little further digging, I am unsure my empathy is

3V8SS it seems acknowledges cheer-leading by his fellow Tunisians KG5OUE
and F4HJD but claims not to have encouraged it.  I am inclined to believe
him, given some of my own friends have spotted me during contests and I
have NEVER, that is NOT EVER, asked anyone to do so.

That said, HB9EOU appears to be rather more than a random contact with
Switzerland.  Last year HB9EOU operated in the IOTA contest from 3V8SM on
Djerba Island AF-083 along with F4HJD.  Ash (3V8SS) + F4HJD + 3V8CB had
activated 3V8SM from Djerba Island a couple of months earlier.

The recording of the contact with HB9EOU seems odd, though the events not
entirely inexplicable but small circles in which the same calls crop up
repetitively raise questions.  Perhaps it's all an extraordinary
coincidence but there is enough doubt for me to wonder whether my empathy
might have been misplaced.

Bob, 5B4AGN

Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:48:33 -0600
From: "Doug Renwick" <ve5ra at sasktel.net>
To: "'Ashraf Chaabane'" <ash.kf5eyy at gmail.com>, "'cq-contest'"
        <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] R: Re: R: 3V8SS disqualified from WW SSB and
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After reading your post and based on your response to the committee, I would
conclude that Bob, W5OV; Doug, KR2Q; Scott, W4PA are nitpickers with an
If anything valid is further introduced to support the committee's decision,
then I would revise my opinion. As it stands, I believe you were unfairly

-----Original Message-----
From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of
Ashraf Chaabane
Sent: February-22-17 7:34 AM
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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] R: Re: R: 3V8SS disqualified from WW SSB and WRTC

Mike, Ria and all,

I put online the CC accusations (their native emails) and my responses:


I think that allows everyone to read from both sides. Now it's up to you to

Ash ~ 3V8SS/KF5EYY
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