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

N7mal 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.
Thanks again
Best 73

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 
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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