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Re: [CQ-Contest] zero pointers

To: "Steve.Root@culligan.com" <steve.root@culligan4water.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] zero pointers
From: Zack Widup <w9sz@prairienet.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 13:45:52 -0600 (CST)
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I've always found it to be the case in contests where USA QSO's are "zero 
pointers" that if you work some of them, they will request QSL's.

A lot of these people are mildly interested in contesting but not enough 
to know the rules, so they get on (particularly on Sunday mornings) to 
"give out a few points". Some of them have been pesky about it so I always 
just work them and log them. I leave them in the log because I KNOW some 
will ask for cards! I always try to encourage them to learn the rules and 
join in in more contests because some of them DO end up getting more 
serious about contesting.

73, Zack W9SZ

On Mon, 30 Oct 2006, Steve.Root@culligan.com wrote:

> I found three confirmations in LOTW this morning from zero pointers.  I
> guess they really wanted to work me for W.A.S. or something.  Rick's right,
> it's time to get some credit for doing the right thing.
>  And while we're at it, get your rulers out and check the distance between
> St. Paul and Miami and compare that to the distance from Miami to Havana.
> The former QSO is zero points, the latter two points.  Where's the logic in
> that?
> 73 Steve K0SR

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