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Re: [CQ-Contest] No-pointers for ARRL DX contest

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] No-pointers for ARRL DX contest
From: Zack Widup <w9sz@prairienet.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 17:38:06 -0600 (CST)
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Someone seems to be missing something.  I was speaking of ARRL DX contest.  
In that contest, neither of the two U.S. stations gets any credit for 
working another U.S. station.  What difference does it matter in this case 
if I leave the QSO's in the log submitted to ARRL or take them out?  It 
doesn't matter either way to either station.

Of course, if I go to the trouble to work a U.S. station to get him off my 
back when he's persistent and doesn't know the rules himself, I will keep 
a copy of the log myself with all QSO's in it. He will probably send me a 
QSL card.

Zack W9SZ

On Wed, 30 Nov 2005 ve4xt@mb.sympatico.ca wrote:

> Removing someone from the log before submitting it is as unfair as 
> confirming a QSO and not logging it, IMHO. They might lose their W/K/N 
> mults and get penalized for a NIL to boot. Sorry, I just don't see the point 
> of 
> removing zero-pointers. There's no cost to leaving them in.
> To me, the zeropointers only create a problem if they displace 2- or 
> 3-pointers. And they only do that if you choose to work the zero pointer at 
> the expense of a DX contact in a mini-pileup.
> If the guy calls you during a lull in your rate, log him and move on. And 
> don't remove it. If the guy calls you while you've got a decent little JA 
> pileup 
> going, just keep working the JAs.
> Finally, one suggestion: most casuals and non-contesters understand 
> the difference between a CQ and a CQ DX. So if the zero-point thing is a 
> big issue, change your CQ to 'CQ DX CQ DX <call> <call> Contest' or 
> something similar.
> 73, kelly
> ve4xt
> > From: Doug Smith W9WI <w9wi@earthlink.net>
> > Date: 2005/11/30 Wed AM 11:13:49 CST
> > To: cq-contest <cq-contest@contesting.com>
> > Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 1 pointers for CQWW
> > 
> > On Wed, 2005-11-30 at 08:35, Zack Widup wrote:
> > (writing about ARRL DX, not CQ WW)
> > > them off the freq calling me will send me a QSL, too.  So I always keep 
> > > two versions of the logs - one with the calls of the USA stations I've 
> > > worked and one with them removed, for log submittal.
> > 
> > Why remove them?  Doesn't the log-checking software just ignore 
> them?
> > -- 
> > Doug Smith W9WI
> > Pleasant View (Nashville), TN  EM66
> > http://www.w9wi.com

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