> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of
> Kenneth E. Harker
> Sent: November 26, 2007 20:09
> To: K0HB
> Cc: Art Boyars; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] WW CW wrong Zone sent?
> On Mon, Nov 26, 2007 at 05:27:53PM -0000, K0HB wrote:
> > 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.
> That doesn't sound right at all.
> In the past, I've worked a lot of people in the IARU contest
> that thought they were in zone 3, 4, or 5 even when their
> call sign indicates that is not possible. I can work over
> 2,000 contacts and never work a real zone 5, should I still
> get credit for that zone mult because someone in Florida
> gives me a 5? Come on.
> The correct answer in the example above is that operators
> should not get penalized for an exchange error if they copied
> what the station sent, but the QSO should be scored by
> whatever zone the VE2 station was really in, as determined by
> the contest adjudicators.
> Kenneth E. Harker WM5R
You bring up a good point but I would like to add to it. Yes, the zones are
different in IARU so, if you receive a suspect zone from a W2 or VE2, then
might it be easier, and more helpful to the guy just giving out a few
points, to take a few seconds to explain to him the differences or at least
verify that he is where he says he is? I walked a dozen or more stations
through the exchange in SS Phone and, hopefully, most of them will retain
that knowledge for the future.
I realize it may kill your rate for a while but, in the long run, it may
help a prospective new contester and all who work him subsequently?
Just a thought.
73 -- Paul VO1HE
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