[CQ-Contest] Zero-point QSO's in CQWW

Steve sbookout at mnsinc.com
Mon Nov 16 16:30:47 EST 1998

Hello guys,

I can't see what all the fuss is about.  No one is going to penalize you
for having zero pointers in your log.  We all need the US zones.  

I suspect people just don't like the look of a QSO in there log which isn't
contributing to their score.  Actually, it takes more effort to remove it
than it does to leave it in, doesn't it?

I don't mind just as long as the zero pointers aren't lining up to work me,
like in WPX.  When I'm working zero pointers, I can't be working ones that
do count.  Once in a while if fine.

I would think the ops calling you for a zero point QSO should at least be
considerate enough not to do so during a good EU run or something.  Come by
and see me sometime when the rate is down.

73 de Steve, NJ4F

At 08:38 PM 11/16/98 -0000, Barry Kutner wrote:
>On 16 Nov 98,, Bill Fisher - W4AN <w4an at contesting.com> wrote:
>> Personally I believe eliminating country to country QSO's is a good thing.
>> Yes a SMALL percentage of people will miss 40 zones or 100 countries, but
>> I dont think the impact of a rule change on 2% of the entrants should
>> dictate the direction of the contest.  Rules should always be changed (or
>> not) to benefit the majority of the participants.  
>> 73
>> Bill - W4AN - K4AAA
>I would take it to the extreme. Anyone who has a habit of not logging 
>zero pointers (meaning at least 3) should be disqualified for 
>unsportsmanlike conduct.
>73 Barry
>P.S. Yes, I believe in the death penalty too.
>Barry Kutner, W2UP              Internet: w2up at mindspring.com
>Newtown, PA         FRC         alternate: barry at w2up.wells.com
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