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Re: [CQ-Contest] zero pointers

To: Rick Dougherty <nq4i@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] zero pointers
From: k3bu@optonline.net
Reply-to: k3bu@optonline.net
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 21:56:18 +0000 (GMT)
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Nothing new, we been moaning about it for years!!!

Or picture (me) poor slob on 160 in the middle of the W/K/N ocean of stations 
that would like to work in the contest, only to find out that band sucks but 
you are "privileged" to work W for zero pointers and be happy to give out 
multiplier, even to the poor sucker who just worked few Ws, has zero points to 
multiply nothing. Picture him getting hit with 3 QSO penalty for messing up the 
callsign, can say negative score?

Oh well, Yuri just fresh out of listening to lousy band, fluorescent lights and 
electric fence ticking, on self quitting Orion.

You all  welcome (for them zeroes :-)

One lousy point for domestic QSO would be nice and bring some more activity. No 
fun for US multies to have all that hardware and make "whoping"  5 QSOs in an 
hour and half of them ZEROES!

73 nad TU fer QSOs!

Yuri, K3BU

----- Original Message -----
From: Rick Dougherty 
Date: Monday, October 30, 2006 12:32 pm
Subject: [CQ-Contest] zero pointers
To: CQ Contest 

> 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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