[CQ-Contest] Log checking questions

Zack Widup w9sz at prairienet.org
Mon Dec 19 09:42:31 EST 2005

On Mon, 19 Dec 2005, Ed K1EP wrote:

> If I am in a contest that requires serial numbers (or grids, or first 
> names) and if I work someone, casual or not, I have to put something in 
> the log.   I can't just make something up.  

Why not?

Now, IF the exchange you sent affects the other person's scoring (e.g. 
giving the wrong state in SS or the wrong grid in VHF contests) I consider 
that to be unethical.  But if what you're sending (e.g. serial number or 
name) has no bearing on the other guy's score, it seems irrelevant to me.

I've often considered getting in on a contest that requires serial 
numbers about an hour after it started and then doing S&P, giving people 
serial numbers in the thousands, and then not sending in a log. That 
should raise a few eyebrows!  :-)

73, Zack W9SZ

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