Topband: Kostas' point

Dave Heil k8mn at
Thu Jan 18 14:31:22 EST 2018

Do they keep DXCC records and listings?  Do they keep contesting 
records?    Sure they do.  Have individuals been disqualified from 
DXCC?  From a contest? You bet they have!  If technology is making it 
impossible to tell if someone is cheating, why bother to participate?  
Just make your own certificate on your PC, print it and buy postage 
stamps at your local post office.  When you work another 25 countries,  
paste a postage stamp on your homemade award.  It'll be just as valid as 
a DXCC certificate.  Operating skill is supposed to count for 
something.  Breaking the rules isn't.

Dave K8MN

On 18-Jan-18 15:00, Jeff Blaine wrote:
> Another fellow pressed me on this.   What I should have said - that 
> perhaps is more clear - goes like this.
> 1. Worry about your own operation --> because you can control it.
> 2. No point to worry about the other guy --> because you almost 
> certainly have no control over it.
> 3. Point #2 does not in any way detract from what your personal views 
> are.  Point #2 is NOT saying anything about the "rightness" of any ham 
> operation practice.
> If the guy asked me "can i use my web sdr to hear you better?" - Sure, 
> I'm going to say "let's do it the old school way."  But they don't 
> ask...  And I would be willing to bet they don't advertise either.  
> I'm just going to log the QSO and move on to the next contact.  Point 
> #2 is is simply a reflection of my personal belief that time wasted 
> worrying about things for which I have no ability to significantly 
> influence is wasted time - and the clock is ticking for all of us.
> 73/jeff/ac0c
> alpha-charlie-zero-charlie
> On 18-Jan-18 7:46 PM, Dave Heil wrote:
>> So this is sort of like Olympic doping or other amateur endeavors 
>> where they keep score?
>> Dave Heil K8MN
>> On 18-Jan-18 05:38, Jeff Blaine wrote:
>>> There is no real point of worrying about what the other guy is 
>>> using.  We only can control our personal operation, and really have 
>>> to leave the other end of the Q to manage theirs.
>>> 73/jeff/ac0c
>>> alpha-charlie-zero-charlie
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