[CQ-Contest] Excessive Bandwidth
pokane at ei5di.com
Sat Jun 6 18:18:13 EDT 2020
For as long as contest sponsors refuse to define "excessive bandwidth",
they give themselves plenty of wriggle room (the do-nothing option) when
presented with reports of key clicks or splatter.
I confirmed this for myself five years ago - and it seems that nothing
has changed in the meantime.
We need to call out offenders in real-time - while they're still on the
air, and when anyone interested can listen for themselves. It seems to
me that a good option might be to spot them with a suitable comment -
for example "severe clicks". This gives a permanent, searchable record
of the allegations - to be compared with whatever associated wideband
recordings some sponsors claim to have. I suggest there is no good
reason, these days, for recordings not to have sufficient resolution for
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