Topband: Kostas' point
k8mn at frontiernet.net
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.
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.
> 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.
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