That is indeed a startling (and unfortunate for you) statistic. A
couple of thoughts ...
1. The majority of those zero pointers probably came from people who
haven't read the rules and won't be submitting a log. If you NIL all of
them you penalize only those who honestly needed the mult, and not at
all the ones who are just strolling the airwaves on a sunny day.
2. Giving one point for same-country contacts would rather dramatically
alter the character of the contest as a DX event. A less radial change
would be to simply eliminate the same country multiplier. That wouldn't
prevent the clueless from calling you, but at least you needn't feel
guilty not answering them and eventually they'd get the message.
Rick Dougherty wrote:
> 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
> 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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