[CQ-Contest] The danger of packet/cluster use

Christian Schneider prickler.schneider at t-online.de
Thu Oct 28 22:24:03 PDT 2010

de K1TTT:
>they just remove the qso without additional penalty.  You only get a
penalty for mistakes on your end, and then of course the guy on the other
end loses just the qso.  So it all works out in the end.

But those not-listening callers ate up precious opening time on 80m. Most of
them listed are well equipped stations with loud signals causing invalid
qsos AND preventing other stations to make real and valid qsos.

In cases like this when the running station has no chance to notice that he
is miscopied and only can repeat his call even more often to the
not-listening but clicking audience on frequency the rule with deleting qsos
on both ends is really harsh - especially in a contest with serial numbers.
They give a clear indication that the running station K5ZD just sent those
numbers they copied from the "KH7D". But of course sorting such things out
(i.e. comparing unsual series of BAD/NILs with spots) eats up precious time
for the log checkers - and they already invest at lot at RDXC. 
Unhappy situation.
73, Chris (DL8MBS)

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