[CQ-Contest] USA stations in ARRL DX

Richard F DiDonna NN3W nn3w at cox.net
Wed Feb 24 18:09:14 PST 2010

I am not sure that they know better.  Many times I will listen to the ham 
calling me, and he is either a mobile or a 2x3 call.  You can't presume that 
there is malice intended and I think its not a good example to a future 
contester to tell them off.  It certainly doesn't do us any good in the PR 

73 Rich NN3W

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave - AB7E" <xdavid at cis-broadband.com>
To: <ve4xt at mts.net>; <f5vhj at orange.fr>; "CQ-Contest at contesting. com" 
<cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 1:51 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] USA stations in ARRL DX

> 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.
> 73,
> 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,
> Albert).
> 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.
> 73
> Kelly
> Ve4xt
> Sent from my iPhone
> 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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