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Re: [CQ-Contest] No US DX Only - ARRL DX

To: "David Kopacz" <david.kopacz@aspwebhosting.com>,<W8FJ@aol.com>, "CQ Contest" <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] No US DX Only - ARRL DX
From: Jim George <n3bb@mindspring.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 15:01:27 -0600
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 From Texas, if we start working the Ws, it simply means more will call. 
Generally, I ignore the domestic callers. If one persists, I'll work them 
(and log them) but I have found that it's not good to start. Personally I 
feel it's rude for someone who *knows* it's a DX contest to call. There are 
plenty of contests where the Ws work everyone: SS, IARU, RDXC, WPX, NAQP, 
SPRINT, State QSO Parties. Believe me, being in a prime one-skip zone to 
most of the US, it's important not to encourage US stations to call.

Jim N3BB

At 01:42 PM 2/23/2009 -0600, David Kopacz wrote:
>"We hate them, but we  have found that the easiest and quickest way to
>deal with them is to just work  them
>quickly and get them out of the way."
>Working them, logging them and even worse, confirming the contact,
>enables them.
>If there is no reward for calling you, eventually they will stop.
>It's the same concept for spam. The reason we get spammed repeatedly is
>because some people payoff the spammers by purchasing their dope.
>David ~ KY1V
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