[CQ-Contest] CQ WW Rule Changes

Randy Thompson K5ZD k5zd at charter.net
Wed Oct 17 07:51:11 EDT 2012

One small correction.  The rules do NOT require both stations to sign their
calls on every QSO.  It only asks a station that is Running to correctly say
the callsign that they put into their log.  A station that is tuning the
band and calling stations is not required to say both calls.

Randy, K5ZD

> -----Original Message-----
> From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of
> Charles Harpole
> Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 12:15 PM
> To: Steef
> Cc: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] CQ WW Rule Changes
> Hurray for Randy and the CQ Contest Committee for finally facing the
> shady ways contesters have used to artificially raise their scores.  The
> best reasons for contesting is that is sharpens skills in passing
> messages completely and accurately.  I know my contesting helped me in
> running the Hurricane Watch Net.
> Hurray for insisting that every contact contains both call signs on BOTH
> ends of the QSO.  Now maybe I will not have to wait hours for some "rapid
> runner" to i.d.  Too, it used to be that the FCC REQUIRED stations in
> contact to identify both themselves and the station they are in QSO with.
> This helped regulatory monitoring but was dropped in favor of only self
> identifying.... maybe about the time when FCC monitoring faded away.  I
> can see this rule assists the new Contest Committee monitoring, hee hee.
> I was a ham for 30 years before I even heard of these ways of
> cheating/shading.  .  Boy, was I innocent, and wondered how I scored so
> low!  About that time, I learned of the practice of DX "insurance
> contacts"
> too.
> 73, Charly
> PS, Dont forget to thank ARRL for taking the lead in these matters...
> wait, skip that....  ARRL does not even publish everyone's scores in QST.
> >
> >
> >
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