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

Pete Smith N4ZR n4zr at comcast.net
Sun Feb 26 16:46:49 EST 2017

Vince, if someone showed up at your door, identified himself, and showed 
you a letter from the contest committee asking him to visit you during 
the contest, would you really refuse him entry?

73, Pete N4ZR
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On 2/26/2017 12:45 PM, DXer wrote:
> Pete,
> 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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