[CQ-Contest] 1 pointers for CQWW

ve4xt@mb.sympatico.ca ve4xt at mb.sympatico.ca
Wed Nov 30 14:30:49 EST 2005

Removing someone from the log before submitting it is as unfair as 
confirming a QSO and not logging it, IMHO. They might lose their W/K/N 
mults and get penalized for a NIL to boot. Sorry, I just don't see the point of 
removing zero-pointers. There's no cost to leaving them in.

To me, the zeropointers only create a problem if they displace 2- or 
3-pointers. And they only do that if you choose to work the zero pointer at 
the expense of a DX contact in a mini-pileup.

If the guy calls you during a lull in your rate, log him and move on. And 
don't remove it. If the guy calls you while you've got a decent little JA pileup 
going, just keep working the JAs.

Finally, one suggestion: most casuals and non-contesters understand 
the difference between a CQ and a CQ DX. So if the zero-point thing is a 
big issue, change your CQ to 'CQ DX CQ DX <call> <call> Contest' or 
something similar.

73, kelly

> From: Doug Smith W9WI <w9wi at earthlink.net>
> Date: 2005/11/30 Wed AM 11:13:49 CST
> To: cq-contest <cq-contest at contesting.com>
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 1 pointers for CQWW
> On Wed, 2005-11-30 at 08:35, Zack Widup wrote:
> (writing about ARRL DX, not CQ WW)
> > them off the freq calling me will send me a QSL, too.  So I always keep 
> > two versions of the logs - one with the calls of the USA stations I've 
> > worked and one with them removed, for log submittal.
> Why remove them?  Doesn't the log-checking software just ignore 
> -- 
> Doug Smith W9WI
> Pleasant View (Nashville), TN  EM66
> http://www.w9wi.com
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