[CQ-Contest] Sweepstakes -Automatic Fill - 93 or 67
n7mal at citlink.net
Wed Apr 8 21:57:18 PDT 2009
Thanks for your comment but how could I possibly be penalized because you
didn't copy the exchange correctly? Without my physically seeing your log
how, and or, why could I be held responsible for your mistakes? If we both
send "QSL" I have to assume(ass/u/me) you copied what I sent correctly.
I would like the contest sponsor to chime in and explain what ""logged
correctly by each station "" means.
BULLHEAD CITY, AZ
Everyone in the world is
entitled to be burdened
by my opinion
----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Frenaye
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 2:34
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Sweepstakes -Automatic Fill - 93 or 67
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
>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
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.
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