[CQ-Contest] USA stations in ARRL DX

Dave - AB7E xdavid at cis-broadband.com
Wed Feb 24 10:51:18 PST 2010

I try to be as polite as I can (typically by sending "DX ONLY 73"), but I no longer work stateside stations during ARRL DX contests.  Every time I work one it just encourages others on frequency to call.  In the past I've literally generated mini-pileups of stateside stations by working just one or two, which tells me that the majority of those folks know exactly what the contest is about.  Personally, I think it is rude of them to call when they know better ... they've simply decided that their desire for a contact or a card trumps my desire to compete in the contest.  Last year was particularly bad because of the Triple Play award, but it's always particularly bad in the SSB contest.

Dave   AB7E

------Original Mail------
From: "Kelly Taylor" <ve4xt at mts.net>
To: "Albert Crespo" <f5vhj at orange.fr>,
    "<cq-contest at contesting.com>" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 08:23:33 -0600
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] USA stations in ARRL DX

I should add, that it occurred to me there's a scenario where Albert's  
idea does make sense (just so you know I'm not totally picking on you,  

If you're blessed with any kind of a pileup, choosing to answer  
stations that count for points is your prerogative. The same-country  
guy should get the message and shouldn't feel slighted.

It's when you CQ in the face of your lone 50over9 respondent that  
you're not being polite.


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On Feb 23, 2010, at 5:44 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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