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

Jukka Klemola jpklemola at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 11:17:25 EST 2017

In ham radio contesting, you are your own entry's referee.

There are no spectators in your shack.
Your peers trust You.


Jukka OH6LI

2017-02-27 0:37 GMT+02:00 W0MU Mike Fatchett <w0mu at w0mu.com>:

> Too many of the rules are not enforceable.  Which leads us down a path of
> having to accept or allow all those things that cannot be enforced.
> It has been happening ever since I was a ham.  I have first hand knowledge
> of a number of violations of rules from a very large MM score in the
> Caribbean many years ago.  Scheduling and calling stations on the phone
> during the contest and mucho power.  Sadly some of those ops brag about it
> today.
> W0MU
> On 2/26/2017 12:13 PM, Charles Gallo wrote:
>> For all of this, when I first became a manager, one of my co-workers who
>> had been in the military said "we are taught, NEVER give an order that
>> won't be followed". The corollary is "never make a rule that won't/can't be
>> enforced". At this point in time, self spotting is like that, and probably
>> power rules too
>> --
>> 73 de KG2V
>> Charlie

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