Yeah, that might work but you should only get credit for the zone you're in
and the country automatically. As one drawback I can see, single band
stations are not guaranteed to be able to work all zones in their country,
depending on the band they choose to operate and the size of the country so
it would be unfair to the multi-band station that can, in all likelihood,
work them all for real.
Perhaps, in the case of a station working another station in the same
country but different zone, they could add "for the mult" or "for the zone"
at the end of the call. For example, if I want VE3EJ for zone 4 I could call
him saying "VO1HE for the mult".
Now, in the meantime, after looking at the map, there aren't many countries
that are the sole occupants of individual zones (in the example above, I can
always work a W9 for zone 4) but there are a few that comprise the bulk of a
zone so they would be at a disadvantage if no one was operating from the
smaller countries in these zones.
No real easy solution to this.
73 -- Paul VO1HE
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Barry
> Sent: July 7, 2007 13:14
> To: email@example.com
> 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 pointers?
> Barry W2UP
> Barry Kutner, W2UP
> Newtown, PA
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