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

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Mon Feb 23 18:16:51 EST 2009

All I have to say to all of this is I  hope that these sentiments do not get
out to the general population.  We depend on these folks to fill the gaps
and make Sundays bearable.


"A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may
never get over." Ben Franklin
-----Original Message-----
From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Jim George
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 2:01 PM
To: David Kopacz; W8FJ at aol.com; CQ Contest
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] No US DX Only - ARRL DX

 From Texas, if we start working the Ws, it simply means more will call. 
Generally, I ignore the domestic callers. If one persists, I'll work them
(and log them) but I have found that it's not good to start. Personally I
feel it's rude for someone who *knows* it's a DX contest to call. There are
plenty of contests where the Ws work everyone: SS, IARU, RDXC, WPX, NAQP,
SPRINT, State QSO Parties. Believe me, being in a prime one-skip zone to
most of the US, it's important not to encourage US stations to call.

Jim N3BB

At 01:42 PM 2/23/2009 -0600, David Kopacz wrote:
>"We hate them, but we  have found that the easiest and quickest way to 
>deal with them is to just work  them quickly and get them out of the 
>Working them, logging them and even worse, confirming the contact, 
>enables them.
>If there is no reward for calling you, eventually they will stop.
>It's the same concept for spam. The reason we get spammed repeatedly is 
>because some people payoff the spammers by purchasing their dope.
>David ~ KY1V
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