Bogus reports

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Bogus reports

Hi, WSPR 2.1 just reported a spot that seems totally bogus. Here is the output from the database.

2010-09-22 19:24 2V2YFX 14.097152 -31 -1 LC76 0.02 4X6IZ KM72jc 10781 343

2V2YFX is not on qrz.com. It is an English callsign, but the locator is in the ocean near Antarctica. I was the only one to receive it.

I assume it's bogus. Do others find bogus reports once in a while? I somehow assumed that some of the redundant bits in a WSPR packet are used for error detection and that the probability of bogus reports is close to zero.

Am I wrong?

Thanks, Sivan