[CQ-Contest] New Contest Country Files - 23 October 2005

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Tue Oct 25 10:29:32 EDT 2005

At 10:22 PM 10/24/2005, Tom McAlee wrote:
>EI5DI wrote:
>> You seem to be saying that, regardless of what zone a station gives or 
>> what we hear, we should log the zone the software indicates - assuming, of 
>> course, the software interprets callsigns/zones the way CQ expects.
>That is correct, sort of.  Log whatever you want for the zone; it doesn't 
>matter.  The program that does the scoring removes everything except the 
>band and callsign.  It figures out the zone on its own.  This is how K3EST 
>explained the process at a seminar last year.
>However, for your own records/scoring you'll probably want to know what 
>zones you've worked.  If you log a 16 as a 17 then don't work another 17, 
>you don't really have the zone 17 multiplier you think you have (thats what 
>Dave, K1TTT, was saying)
>Tom, NI1N

In other words, CQWW is just a callsign copying contest.  But we knew that, didn't we?

73, Pete N4ZR 

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