In a message dated 10/30/2006 12:32:57 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
....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
bozo's a lesson and NIL ( that's making a verb out of a noun, I realize) them
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
point per qso in one's own country!!!
Zero pointers are a burden a Multi-Multi must bear. If you are going to sit
on a frequency for 48 hours, you simply are going to have to deal with those
who need their own country/zone, those who don't care about the contest but
want to see if they are getting out, and those who think they are helping you
with a QSO.
If you don't like that, put a cover over your F1 key and operate search and
pounce. Or wait until the IARU contest in July.
Yes, it would make sense for some rule changes. Eliminating your own
country and zone as multipliers would be a good start. But as we all know,
CQWW Committee views their rules as being handed down from God, and is not
Meanwhile, if you worked anybody, put them in and leave them in your log.
If I lose points because NQ4I NIL's a real qso, I'll be happy to return the
favor and NIL a few NQ4I qsos the next time I get the opportunity to operate
from the DX end.
73 - Jim K8MR
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