[CQ-Contest] No US DX Only - ARRL DX

David Gilbert xdavid at cis-broadband.com
Mon Feb 23 13:30:27 EST 2009

1.  NM4M already knew the contest rules and he was the one who decided 
to be discourteous.

2.  Five seconds multiplied by lots of instances is lots of minutes.  
The only reason there weren't lots of instances is because there weren't 
lots of NM4M's.

3.  NM4M wasn't a prospective contester.  If he was, he could have 
loaded up on WA contacts during NAQP CW and snagged his TPA a lot earlier.

Dave   AB7E

W0MU Mike Fatchett wrote:
> So now we create scenarios why we should not be courteous?  
> What if Aliens came down from the skies, what if....
> What if didn't happen and this was not widespread.
> In Sprint SSB I took the time to explain the rules to a number of people so
> they understood what was going on and why hoping they would jump in and help
> others. I hope they remember and find me in more contests. 
> I have no idea what contests you operate in where exchanges take minutes but
> the ARRL CW the exchange is about 5 seconds.  
> Suppose over time no new contesters entered contests....
> Contesting needs more ambassadors of goodwill and much less of this spin.

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