[CQ-Contest] Re: Logging Dupes

Scott Nichols snichols at mvosprey.com
Wed Dec 19 13:09:45 EST 2001

Guess I started something here...

Thanks for the MANY replies I received in my inbox this morning,
especially the ones from people who actually got my point...To the ones
who missed the point, I will clarify...

My original comments about dupes were aimed mainly at the many stations
(100+)  who called me during  busy runs last weekend BEFORE checking
their logs to see if we had already worked...They sometimes even
admitted to doing this while apologizing for doing it...Some callers
made an honest mistake...That happens...Some callers probably busted my
call earlier (or vise-versa)...That happens too...Others were nothing
but careless and wasted my time and QSO points...Many op's jump in
blindly when they hear a huge pileup...OK for the S&P guys who aren't
worried about the rhythm of a run or rates...Not so great for those who
are doing the "running"...Mistakes happen, especially during large
pileups...My point was that many dupes could be avoided if a little more
care was taken by everyone...If any doubt exists, ask again to be sure
of the call or exchange...Check your log BEFORE calling a guy in the
middle of a run...I don't see the point of logging a dupe that both
parties agree is a dupe...Guess I wasn't as clear as I could have
been...Anyway, had fun in the contest and looking forward to the next
one as always...

73, Scott VE1OP

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