[CQ-Contest] ARRL DX: log those USA stations!

Julius Fazekas phriendly1 at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 20 13:45:25 EST 2009

The only problem with this Jim is that some logging programs will not allow you to log "invalid" stations, even more difficult if you don't have a valid exchange.

Julius Fazekas

Tennessee Contest Group

Tennessee QSO Party

Elecraft K2/100 #4455
Elecraft K3/100 #366

--- On Fri, 2/20/09, Jim Reisert AD1C <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu> wrote:

> From: Jim Reisert AD1C <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu>
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] ARRL DX: log those USA stations!
> To: "CQ Contest" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
> Date: Friday, February 20, 2009, 11:29 AM
> This is the year of the ARRL Triple Play Award:
>    http://www.arrl.org/awards/#tripleplay
> As such, USA stations might find an increase in calls from
> other USA 
> stations, even though only DX counts for points.  I suggest
> you log 
> them, and move on.  Why?
> - contesters are the best operators
> - contesters are among the best electronic QSLers
> - it's easier to "go with the flow" than
> wasting your
>    time explaining why you won't log them
> - it's not in the ham spirit to "work"
> someone then not log it.
> Remember, the contest is not just about winning, but
> it's also a public 
> relations exercise.  The 0-pointer you log in February or
> March may 
> become a 2-pointer on a slow Sunday afternoon in November.
> 73 - Jim AD1C
> -- 
> Jim Reisert AD1C/Ø, <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu>,
> http://www.ad1c.us
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