[CQ-Contest] Contest rankings depend on the will of those who want to hurt you

Martin LU5DX lu5dx at lucg.com.ar
Fri Jan 27 19:54:14 EST 2017

Not just a PDF certificate.
People are also competing for a WRTC which actually made things worse.

Regarding power in Cyprus, that's not the only case. Morocco too, Italy 
and tens of countries too.

The only way out I see is to reduce the maximum output power allowed for 
major contests to just 100 Watts.

It will be easy to catch people running deca Watts. Cheaters will 
continue to cheat, but maybe with just a few hundred Watts.

It will be a whole lot easier for distant stations VK/ZL, etc. to get an 
EU pileup going since Wall to Wall QRM will be reduced by a bunch.

Electricity bills will be arrive with a lot less $$$.

Maybe contesting will be a game for everybody again and not a 
competition for a few super big egos.

Too bad, but it is what it is.


Martin LU5DX

El 27/01/2017 a las 08:00 p.m., W0MU Mike Fatchett escribió:
> It is easy enough to spoof IP addresses, it is done all the time in 
> gaming where cheating is very common.
> The issue at hand and this will never be solved is that anyone can use 
> any callsign pretty much anytime they want on any cluster as there is 
> no/very few password protections in place.
> I would love to know how CQ or ARRL or any other body for that matter 
> can tie an ip address directly to someone else without cooperation 
> from their ISP, which I find unlikely that you would get without a 
> search warrant, etc.
> I find it incredible the amount of bad behavior people have in a hobby 
> where we compete mostly for PDF pixel file certificates and a few 
> wooden plaques.
> Back to the Cyprus issue in the past, it was pointed out that a 
> certain station in a Youtube video was shown greatly exceeding the 
> power limit for that country and absolutely nothing was done or said 
> by any contest board that I am aware of.
> W0MU
> On 1/27/2017 12:34 PM, Alessandro Gromme wrote:
>> The problem, in my opinion, is not necessarily limited in cyprus.
>> The fact that the spot used to accuse me of self-spotting have an IP 
>> due to
>> the Cyprus CYTAnet network does not mean anything, anyone can find 
>> that IP
>> from the internet and use it to mask their own.
>> I think, simply, that a rule should exist if there is a surefire way to
>> prove that someone has not respected but as long as the cluster will be
>> accessible to anyone without asecure key and reliable authentication 
>> of the
>> identity of those accessing, that rule it can be used by any 
>> committee to
>> exclude from competing any stations
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