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

DXer hfdxmonitor at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 17:07:05 EST 2017


I knew it was going to come to this. :^))

The identification part is the 'killer' here. Being a resident of 
Canada, I think it would be ok. I guess it would be the same for you in 
the USA. I'm not so sure it would be as clear cut for people in other 

Keep also in mind that you may be sending these 'few respected and 
well-trusted observes' to some strange places. Their safety is 
paramount. If you're not going to deploy these 'inspectors' everywhere, 
is it really fair?

One more thing, are people going to be selected for inspection real 
time? Is that feasible outside of major centers, or are they going to be 
'pre-selected' a la profiling?

Don't forget that what may be clear cut/obvious/easy/a no brainer in one 
place, may not be the case in other places.

Everything can be made to work perfectly on paper. The problem is that 
reality gets in the way sometimes.

73 de Vince, VA3VF

On 2017-02-26 4:46 PM, Pete Smith N4ZR wrote:
> 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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