[CQ-Contest] Your thoughts on this one

Kelly Taylor ve4xt at mb.sympatico.ca
Sun Dec 1 10:04:21 EST 2002

Hi Bill,

I think I have to side with the higher moral ground on this one.

I would send back a note expressing sympathy for their situation, thanking
them for participating in the contest, encouraging them to come back next
year and that you'd be happy to confirm the QSO. But because of the rules,
you could only do so after the log deadline.

Sometimes the hardest lessons are also the best-learned. I'm sure there
would be some disappointment, but if they had enough fun, they'll come back.
That they may not, I don't believe, is enough motivation to go against your
own values.

73, kelly

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary McAdams" <g.m.mcadams at worldnet.att.net>
To: <Cqtestk4xs at aol.com>; <CQ-Contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2002 8:15 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Your thoughts on this one

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Cqtestk4xs at aol.com>
> To: <CQ-Contest at contesting.com>
> Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 7:18 PM
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Your thoughts on this one
> > I received the following email today.  What would you guys
> and
> > calls changed to protect the innocent.
> >
> Hi Bert,
> Well, this is not a national security issue, that's for sure...
> Seriously though, I would first check the QSO. If the Q is there,
> you have two choices.
> 1. Say no.
> 2. Say yes and confirm the QSO.
> The problem here is that confirming the QSO is probably
> against the rules, but this is not an issue that will skew the results
> is it? If it is, it becomes more important.
> Since the ARRL is trying to generate more participation in SS, and
> because these small operations are exactly the ones we want to encourage,
> I would probably confirm the QSO and move on.
> The information you provided tends to make me think that this
> request is legitimate and when working with kids, anything can
> happen. So in the spirit of good sportsmanship I would provide
> the information asked for and congratulate them on trying SS in
> the first place.
> That way, they will probably be in SS again next year and that's
> what we want isn't it?
> 73 Gary WG7X
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