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Re: [SD-User] V15.51 cqwwssb

Subject: Re: [SD-User] V15.51 cqwwssb
From: Paul O'Kane <>
Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 12:40:34 +0000
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On 01/11/2011 12:20, Dave Sergeant wrote:

> I am not sure that is correct Paul.

> On 1 Nov 2011 at 11:59, Paul O'Kane wrote:
>> For what it's worth, in CQWW it doesn't matter what
>> zone or RST you enter - so there's no particular need
>> to ever change the defaults suggested by SD.  CQ does
>> not check ANYTHING other than callsigns and, since they
>> know (or think they know) what zone applies to every
>> call, they simply score each log accordingly regardless
>> of what zones were sent or logged.

I knew someone would bite :-)

For the 2009 CQWW CW contest, I manually altered all
QSOs in my log as follows.  I changed all reports to
569, I submitted my own zone as 15 (instead of 14),
and I subtracted 1 from all zones received.

I lost no points as a result of these changes (4
deliberate errors per QSO).  On the other hand,
I lost a few points (described in detail in my UBN
report) for callsign errors.

My log is available for all to see at - click on

2009 was the second time I did this particular
exercise.  To repeat, in CQWW nothing is checked,
or cross-checked, other than callsigns.  You gain
a competitive advantage by knowing this and acting
upon it - never worry about anything other than the

Paul EI5DI

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