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Robert Chudek - K0RC k0rc at citlink.net
Tue Feb 25 02:11:40 EST 2014

"Next time, I'm going with XQSO."

I would be careful with that. Not all contest sponsors support XQSO: in 
their Cabrillo file. I believe CQ allows it, but I'd verify this before 
using it in any Cabrillo file.

73 de Bob - KØRC in MN


On 2/24/2014 11:32 AM, Tim Shoppa wrote:
>> A station came back to me, but I could not copy his state
>> among the static crashes, so I asked for a repeat. The op comes back:
> "Okay,
>> thanks, Eric, for Maine." Well, two problems here: (1) I had not given him
>> his report yet (and never did), and (2) I never use my given name on or
> off
>> the air - I go by "Rick." The logical conclusion here is that he had his
>> logger set to look up on the Internet stations he was working, and he got
> my
>> given name AND my exchange info from a call sign database.
>> I don't expect to log more than a few dozen Qs in this event, but his will
>> not be among the ones I submit, even though it was a needed mult.
> Most likely he had pre-fills preloaded.
> Isn't this what "XQSO:" in Cabrillo was set up for? "I might be in the
> other guys log but I don't feel it was a qualifying QSO and don't want
> credit and contest organizers might want to look carefully for patterns of
> this".
> Not to be confused with "I walked this non-contester into a contest
> exchange" which is completely legit.
> I remember one prominent island station in IOTA contest who was not sending
> his IOTA number. I asked several times and he wasn't giving it to anyone. I
> send in my IOTA log with his IOTA left blank, send a note to the contest
> manager, and even then I get dinged. It was a mistake for me to put in as a
> QSO. Next time, I'm going with XQSO.
> Tim N3QE
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