[CQ-Contest] CQ WW Rule Changes

Chuck w5pr at swbell.net
Thu Oct 18 00:30:29 EDT 2012

I don't see where the new rule requires anything but a running station to 
say the call he is logging.  You are reading too much into this.  All run 
stations should do this anyway, because the calling station can correct them 
if the call is wrong. If you don't say the calling station's call, how is 
the pileup to know who you are coming back to?

Chuck W5PR

-----Original Message----- 
From: David Gilbert
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 12:43 PM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] CQ WW Rule Changes

I'm not sure where you get the impression that both stations sending
both callsigns represents efficient communication.  It doesn't.  The
only reason it might facilitate your net activities is that nets today
are not trying to pass messages at hundred per hour rates, and I
guarantee that 99% of contesters are not contesting because they think
it will hone their net skills.

Dave   AB7E

On 10/16/2012 5:15 AM, Charles Harpole wrote:
> 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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