[CQ-Contest] zero pointers etc

Richard DiDonna NN3W NN3W at prodigy.net
Tue Nov 29 16:26:09 EST 2005

I understand this concern, but do we really want to 
turn it into sweepstakes?  I think that there is a 
little hoggishness that takes place during IARU which 
does allow for one pointers for Qs within your own ITU 

73 Rich NN3W

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From: k8gt at twmi.rr.com
To: "Steve.Root at culligan.com" 
<steve.root at culligan4water.com>
CC: Rick Dougherty <nq4i at contesting.com>, CQ Contest 
<cq-contest at contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] zero pointers etc

>Don't forget that while we can get our zone mults 
from VE, we all need 
>one W/K country 
>mult per band, and that may account for some of your 
zero pointers.   In 
>CQWW phone, I 
>called one station for the W/K mult and was blown 
off, "DX only", so 
>yes, it is time for 
>one pointers from one's own country.  How are we 
supposed to get a W/K 
>mult per band 
>otherwise?  Do I have to talk my buddy across town, 
who's not a 
>contester, to get on and 
>give me a Q on 160 - 10?
>73, Gerry K8GT
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Steve.Root at culligan.com" 
<steve.root at culligan4water.com>
>Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 8:54 am
>Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] zero pointers etc
>> I had about the same percentage of zero pointers in 
a part time 
>> single op
>> effort here.  In past years I've gotten QSL 
requests from some of 
>> these guys
>> and I would expect the same to happen this year.  
The way I look 
>> at it, this
>> is as an opportunity to be a good ambassador of 
contesting.  I 
>> work the guy,
>> I thank the guy, I send him a card if he wants 
one.  Maybe some of 
>> thosezero pointers will be there in the next WPX or 
>> And from beyond the Black Hole it's nice to get 
answers to CQ's 
>> even if it
>> is a zero pointer :)
>> 73 Steve K0SR
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