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Author Topic: An informal poll regarding contesting, ethics and regulations  (Read 14560 times)
K8AC
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« on: April 07, 2014, 11:48:21 AM »

You're a continental USA station operating in a SSB DX contest and a multiplier you need badly (in fact, a new country overall for you) is calling CQ contest on 7.126000 MHz.  Which of these options would you choose?

1. Not bother calling him because to do so would mean you were operating out of the SSB band segment for the USA
2. Work him - it's OK because your transceiver readout says it's above your SSB band segment edge
3. Work him - you'd be out of the band, but there are no consequences to that

What would you do?
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AB4ZT
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 07:52:01 PM »

No Brainer - 1. 

Part 97.307(b) is not a suggestion.

73,

Richard, AB4ZT
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AF5CC
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014, 09:42:49 PM »

4. Wait until another US station calls him and then yell at that station "You are out of band" ignoring the fact that you are also in telling him that.

John AF5CC
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W8GP
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2014, 10:36:58 AM »

5. Work him using my old Heathkit because the analog dial shows 7128 and ignorance is bliss!
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KS2G
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2014, 03:55:12 PM »

No Brainer - 1. 

Part 97.307(b) is not a suggestion.

73,

Richard, AB4ZT

What he said.

Rules are rules.

73,
Mel - KS2G
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NZ9C
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2014, 05:54:21 PM »

Wait a minute, that's an exam question! (1)
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KD4TVB
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2014, 03:51:57 AM »

#1 for me too because I only have a Tech. class license.

Hope to pass my general class soon.


Best 73,
Charles,
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W7MMQ
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2014, 07:24:12 PM »

Yell "Listen up!" on his frequency without giving your call that way you stay legal
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KB3LIX
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2014, 08:17:18 PM »

# 1 for me too.

I have had to skip over NICE DX many times, in many contests.
The multiplier is not THAT valuable.
Maybe you get lucky and find another goodie just down band.
That has happened many times too !
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K0YQ
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2014, 10:23:47 AM »

Spot them with a "loud but out of US band" comment and see if you can get him/her to move up.  
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W1JKA
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2014, 10:35:48 AM »

Dial 911 and let  the Frequency Cops deal with it.
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N4UM
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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2014, 02:16:56 PM »

Everybody needs to have something to believe in and I believe if I were in this situation I'd have another beer.  But seriously folks, who really gives a RA?
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W8GP
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« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2014, 11:53:54 AM »

The minimum number of serious responses kind of tells the story on this one  Wink
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KE8G
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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2014, 01:46:22 PM »

I would go with #1, no doubt!

About 35 years ago, when there were not very many rigs with the digital readout, I made the mistake of getting too close to the band edge during a contest.  Wouldn't you know it, a couple days later, I get a letter/card from an OO telling me I was out of the band.  I sent him a letter back and thanked him for informing me. and to this day, I make sure I am no where near the band edge!!  And I wasn't being a smart guy, as I would rather have him tell me than the FCC!!


73 de Jim - KE8G
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« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2014, 05:09:27 AM »

If I recall correctly, this is basically a test question . . . . #1.
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