[CQ-Contest] Logging Dupes
albraun at earthlink.net
Thu Dec 20 04:43:49 EST 2001
I agree completely with this guy. Many's the time a big gun run station
tells me "QSO B4" when I don't have anything even REMOTELY resembling his
call in my log. Usually I think due to his hearing me calling someone on an
adjacent freq and thinking I was calling him. I always check the log when
these occur (I use the note-taking function to remind myself), and at least
half the time this is the situation. So they get dinged for their supposed
QSO with me! I've reconfigured TR to always send the call of the guy I'm
working to try & prevent this, but the moral of the story remains, WORK THE
DUPES OR YOU WILL GET BURNED!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Karl Kaukis" <Karl at kaukis.com>
To: "Scott Nichols" <snichols at mvosprey.com>; <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2001 3:20 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Logging Dupes
> My take on this whole issue is that not logging dupes is not smart
> I am what you would call a casual contester and typically work S&P so
> much I have a very good idea of who I am calling. I also use logging
> software so it is very nearly impossible for me to call a previously
> station ("%B%B" at the.start of the S&P call macro in Writelog).
> I get "QSO B4" several times during a typical contest.
> Most of those stations are run stations who think they worked me but
> Probably I worked a nearby station - but not them (a particular issue in
> and SSB contests).
> Perhaps I busted a call. Thats possible too, but in most of the cases, I
> have nothing vaguely like the "QSO B4" station in my log at anywhere close
> to the time they indicate.
> Most stations will work me again but frankly the wasted time for them and
> with the QSO B4 rigamarole and the exchange of the times and then me
> them again to tell them they are not in my log and would they please log
> again is not particularly good contesting efficiency either for them or
> So if you are sending me the "QSO B4" message, I can almost guarantee that
> your "B4 QSO" isn't going to count after they check the logs because you
> not in my log - one way or the other.
> Log it and move on. You don't know who screwed up on these - you or the
> other station.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Scott Nichols" <snichols at mvosprey.com>
> To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 12:29 PM
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Logging Dupes
> > I personally will not log a dupe...Can cause op's to get lazy...I had
> > several people tell me "Sorry, I wasn't sure if we worked before or
> > not..." in ARRL 10 metre last weekend...That means THEY did not get it
> > right the first time, or wanted me to take the time to look and tell
> > them whether we have worked or not...Not my job and a big waste of time
> > for me...I say log it correctly the first time...I've spent many minutes
> > getting reports sent back over and over to MAKE SURE it is logged right
> > in my log the first time...(One QRP Isreal station comes to mind... :-)
> > Dupes are considered blemishes in my log...I therefore use F7 very often
> > and then move on...That's my own opinion...
> > 73, and C U in the RAC Canada Winter Contest Dec 29th...It's a fun
> > one...
> > Scott
> > VE1OP
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