[CQ-Contest] Rule Enforcement - why not power cheating?

DXer hfdxmonitor at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 12:45:44 EST 2017


I know I'm over reacting/exaggerating, and that the contest rules can 
always make this idea 'legal', but is it really a good idea?

My understanding is that law enforcement agents will always have a 
warrant, and that normally they won't 'pounce' before sunset and after 
sundown. Will these 'few respected and well-trusted observes' (everyone 
else is a crook, it seems) respect/follow any criteria on approach? What 
about Florida's 'stand your ground' law?

All for the sake of discussion, of course, but let's not forget this is 
a hobby. There must be other ways to clean up contests, rather than 
creating the ham version of bounty hunters.

73 de Vince, VA3VF

On 2017-02-26 11:17 AM, Pete Smith N4ZR wrote:

> I'm not talking about CQ's ill-fated notion of having on-site monitors -
> just that the contest committees could deputize a few respected and
> well-trusted observers to drop in on suspected violators during contests
> to verify that they are at least approximately complying with the
> rules.  Certainly anyoneusing KW amps as drivers, as recently reported,
> would be easy to catch this way.
> 73, Pete N4ZR

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