Zero point QSO's seem to be the root cause of the situation Barry describes.
Has anyone actually
approached the CQWW Contest Committee about fixing zero point QSO's ?? If so,
can you share the
73, Ted W4NZ
[mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Jim Neiger
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2007 8:58 PM
To: Barry; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] CQWW and 0 pointers
Good idea, Barry. Kind of like a FREE square on a bingo card?
Can you imagine being the ONLY station active in the contest from your
country and/or zone? The extraordinary steps many of us have had to take,
dozens of times, just work our own multipliers - well, you get the picture.
I've been a proponent of this for years, but also doubt that 'The Powers
That Are' will think this to be any better than the multiplicity of other
(obviously) patently noxious ideas that many have proposed to better the
CQWW contests, and also summarily rejected - without explanation.
Simply stated: If "they" didn't invent it, OR unless it affects "them"
personally (witness the out-of-the-blue 1500 watt rule that followed the new
CN8WW multi/multi records a few years back), you're wasting your time with
Good thinking, anyway.
Jim Neiger N6TJ (Tough Jedi fighting the Evil Empire)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Barry" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2007 6:14 AM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] CQWW and 0 pointers
>I just reviewed my UBN from CQWW CW and noted that I had 2 NILs from
> stateside stations. This has happened before and I know it happens to
> many of us regularly. We wind up losing a country and/or zone mult in
> the process.
> I know some guys, like NQ4I (he's not the one that didn't log me), have
> complained about an unusually high number of 0 pointers calling, but if
> someone calls you, you should log it. Right?
> How about another solution to the problem, such as giving automatic
> credit for one's own country and the zones it contains? For example, US
> guys get credit for W and zones 3, 4 and 5. DLs get DL and zone 14, BYs
> get BY and zones 23 and 24. Or should there be some kind of penalty to
> the non-logger, if there seems to be a pattern of non-logging of 0
> Barry W2UP
> Barry Kutner, W2UP
> Newtown, PA
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