questionable multipliers

Raymond D. Craig craigr at
Thu Dec 3 15:42:58 EST 1992

If you enter the wrong multiplier, the checker will correct the multiplier
with no penalty.  In the example, you wud get credit for Scotland if that's
where he was actually located.  The checker may or may not search the rest
of your log to determine if you worked another station in the Shetlands.  If
you have a good dupe sheet that he can check quickly, you might get credit.
The checker may have several boxes of logs to go thru and he just can't spend
too much time on one log.

The logs that get very close scrutiny are those that are new records or where
there are two or more logs in close competion for a certificate.  If it's
really close, and you claim GM0UBC for Shetland and no one else worked him,
then the committee may send a letter to GM0UBC asking him what stations he
worked over a some time period.

If you are unsure about whether to claim a multiplier,  my advice is to claim
it and put a note in your soapbox or comments.  It may be removed but you
won't be penalized. (Remember VR0M about 10 years ago, worked 'em several
years in a row in the ARRL CW, claimed it every time and never had the score
reduced!) If you don't claim the country, it's very unlikely that the checker
will search your log for it and add it to your totals.

> Date: 3 Dec 92 16:25:18 U
> From: sellington at (sellington)
> Subject: RE: questionable multipliers
> I can see losing the QSO points, without further penalty, if the station 
> worked is proven to be unlicensed.  But what if I work a licensed operator,
> but claim the wrong multiplier?  For example, I might work a GM0, and 
> mistakenly believe he was in the Shetlands.  In that case, I think I
> should still get the QSO credit.  If the GM0 sends in his log, and it
> shows I copied his call wrong, I should suffer the penalty.  Now, to
> make things more interesting, suppose the GM0 does not send in his
> log, but a call very similar appears in several others' logs.  Determining
> whether he could possibly have been in the Shetlands shouldn't be too
> hard, but should I be penalized for a broken call?  Maybe I copied it
> wrong, or maybe everyone else worked GM0ABC but I really did work GM0UBC, who 
> didn't happen to work anyone else whose logs were checked.   (Not that
> my scores are ever high enough to warrant such scrutiny, either.)
> Scott   K9MA

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