[CQ-Contest] USA stations in ARRL DX

David Levine david at levinecentral.com
Tue Feb 23 06:05:01 PST 2010

I'm a new guy (less then 2 years operating HF) and for me, I'd just work
them. It's no different to me then working a dup. I get no points in the log
but I worked them and move on.

I also don't see this as bad operating at all. I see this as operating.
Granted, if they don't send me an exchange and I ask for a repeat and they
don't send it they would be NIL but otherwise I would log them. Not that NJ
is a rare state but if someone needed NJ on a specific band/mode I was
operating why wouldn't I want to make the contact?

So lets say you wanted to log TX4T because you didn't have that DXCC. Would
you not consider making a contact with them during the contest even though
it was 0 points for both of you? I imagine most folks that indicate they
would ignore or brush off the 0 point station would think twice about it if
it was a DX entity they needed.

Maybe I think this way because making the contact for me is still the
exciting part?

K2DSL - David

On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 6:44 AM, Albert Crespo <f5vhj at orange.fr> wrote:

> Working USA lids just encourages them to continue polluting other stations
> logs  who they then call. Nothing discourages bad operating then nobody
> every coming back to your call. Just ignore- easy, polite, and within the
> rules of the contest.

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