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Re: [CQ-Contest] WW CW wrong Zone sent?

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] WW CW wrong Zone sent?
From: "Paul O'Kane" <pokane@ei5di.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 20:11:13 -0000
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "K0HB " k-zero-hb@earthlink.net
> Fast forward to post-Contest, the scoring machine might "know" the OP
> wasn't in Zone 2, but it cannot take the mult away from those operators
> who accepted the exchange in good faith.

It can, and does, take the mult away!  Here's how it works, according
to K1TTT on 23 October 2005 - with regard to stations in Zone 16
sending 17 in their exchange.

 > As k3est has said they (CQ) will rescore based on what they
 > think the zone should be regardless of what is in the log, with
 > no penalty.... except you will lose zone 17 if you didn't work a
 > real one.

It's clear, therefore, that it doesn't matter what you log, because
your log will be scored based on what CQ thinks the zone should be,
not what you logged.  That's fair enough when all logs are treated
the same way - but it does raise a few questions. 

Perhaps W2UP had the right idea? - also on 23 October 2005

 > The solution to the problem is simple.  Just eliminate the exchange.  
 > It meaningless and assumed, anyway.
 > For example:
 > me: W2UP TEST
 > him: S56A/3
 > me: S56A/3 TU
 > next him: W2UP de DL1XXX

Paul EI5DI
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