Topband: ARRL DXCC - 160 Meters
btippett at alum.mit.edu
Sat Nov 17 10:08:36 EST 2018
>>"There have been no uploads for OK1YQ therefore it all has to be cards. 73
Thanks Clive. I was under the mistaken impression that ARRL had closed
the previous loopholes in their paper card process but that is clearly not
the case. This (paper cheating on 160 cards) has been going on since at
least the late 1980s, so I thought the process would have been corrected
by now. Something as simple as "IF 160 total is in the Top X, crosscheck
with someone knowledgeable about 160" (even a past or current ARRL President
would do...LOL). I don't know what the qualifications are for "160 certified"
log checkers but this may need to be reviewed.
I was also not intending to cast any aspersions about the integrity of
LOTW, but as we've seen in the news the past few years, ANYTHING connected
to the Internet is subject to hacks. I'm sure ARRL will be investigating
everything in their validation process. They are our last and best hope
for maintaining the integrity of DXCC (notwithstanding remote country
cheating, which is another topic).
73, Bill W4ZV
P.S I know of at least 6 folks who have been disqualified for 160 cheating,
so yes, ARRL does care about this.
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