[CQ-Contest] Unique?

David L. Thompson thompson at mindspring.com
Sun Nov 2 19:37:08 EST 1997

wo4o at juno.com (Ric Painter) asked:
>Has a Guest Op (GO) at a Multi Operation (MO)
>*during a contest* ever worked a station to count for
>the MO, then immediately upon realizing that is a station
>the GO also needed personally (for QSL or whatever for
>WPX or whatever), dumped their personal call sign in 
>and worked the station again?  Come on, 'fess up! 
>If so, would/do the Log Checkers (LC) count this in my log 
>as a unique or something else that may adversely affect
>my score?  

I feel this is an ethics situation that has been discouraged by all of the
CQ WW 160 Contest directors.  The issue came up last year and it seems the
CQ WW team let it count...  How about sponsors of other contests (ARRL,
DARC, SAC etc) how do you feel on this issue??

I prefer that this not be done during the CQ 160 for either visiting single
ops (why not use your own call...that's legal) or multi ops.  Since I have
the lists of ops I know when you do this if the other log is received. But
right now now I will let the contact stand.  I do regard this as worse than
a Dx net contact (WB4ZNH calls it shooting fish in a barrel)...but you make
the decision!

Dave K4JRB
CQ WW 160 Contests Director

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