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Re: [CQ-Contest] zero pointers

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] zero pointers
From: "Clint Talmadge" <unclebudd@bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 12:00:34 -0600
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I will start by stating I am a casual contester so if I am missing something 
please tell me.  In the CQWW this weekend, in my single band effort I made 2 
"No Point" contacts to get my "3" & "5" zone multipliers (I was lucky enough to 
get a "4" from a VE). I only worked 15M but if I had worked all bands wouldn't 
I have to get a 3, 4 & 5 multiplier for each band I worked? If I had to have a 
multiplier I would find the loudest, best operated station I could and get the 
contact (which is what I did). I would have to find a "Running" station to do 
so as I could not get them from an other S&P station. And if I did and that 
"Running" station NILed my contact to "teach me a lesson" (my verbiage, not in 
the original post) how would I get the needed mults in the next contest that 
has the same rule? I agree with most that contacts in your own country should 
count for something, but that is not the way the rule is written now.

Any enlightenment would be appreciated.

Clint - W5CPT
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Rick Dougherty 
  To: CQ Contest 
  Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 10:20 AM
  Subject: [CQ-Contest] zero pointers

  Hi all...New Thread ...at least for the time being....reviewing my log this 
morning, I find we made nearly 1600 NA qso's...approx 75% were zero pointers 
from the US...my dilemma should I teach these bozo's a lesson and NIL ( that's 
making a verb out of a noun, I realize) them all so they do not get credit????

  How does one get the word across that when they hunt us down and work us on 
all bands they are not helping us in this contest??? 

  With nearly 1200 zero point qso's and my average hourly rate of just under 90 
per hour...that's a lot of wasted hours!!! Its time for the contest committee 
from CQ to step to the plate and "do the right thing" its time for one point 
per qso in one's own country!!!

  73 de NQ4I

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