[CQ-Contest] Sweepstakes -Automatic Fill - 93 or 67

Tom Frenaye frenaye at hughes.net
Wed Apr 8 19:34:24 PDT 2009

At 09:46 PM 4/8/2009, N7mal wrote:
>I've been following this thread and many other similar threads with one and 
>only one question: Why do you care how someone else logs you???? There is no 
>penalty to you if the other guy copies your exchange wrong. As long as your 
>log is OK and has been pointed out your exchange is consistent throughout 
>the weekend, why do you care???

Actually, Mal.  The way I read the ARRL contest rules, you could be penalized if the person you work copies your exchange or callsign incorrectly.  That isn't what has been done in the past, but I think it could happen.


Under section 3 of the General Rules for all ARRL Contests, it says:

"3.2. All callsigns and exchange information must be sent, received, acknowledged and logged correctly by each station for a complete QSO."

and section 7:

"7.2.  Score reduction may be made for taking credit for unconfirmed QSOs or multipliers, duplicate contacts or other scoring discrepancies."

So - after a quick reading, it appears the log checkers could assess penalties to both sides if one station has something incorrect.

I'm not suggesting that should happen, but it could.

And, I do care if someone copies my exchange or callsign incorrectly.  It matters.  The rules say so.

                    -- Tom

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