[CQ-Contest] Question about contest logs

M. WIJK pa5mw at home.nl
Mon Mar 3 02:13:05 EST 2014

OK, I'll bite ;)

- Using RBN in a phone contest: *DING*

- Working stations which do not count in your contest: *DING*

- Making CW QSO in a phone contest: *DING*

- Making QSO on a WARC band during phone contest: *DING*

- Entering above QSO's in the phone contest log: *DING*

- Asking questions on a contest mailing list on all the above *DING*

Anyway, I am sure you enjoyed those hours of participation and that's what it is all about in contesting :)

73 Mark, PA5MW

(p.s. using QRP in a phone contest: *DING* )

On 03/03/14, Hank Greeb  <n8xx at arrl.org> wrote:
> I was "sorta participating" in ARRL DX SSB as SOSB 10 QRP this weekend. Not using any assistance. Mighty score of 110Q's 50 multipliers in 6 hours claimed.
> BUT, I was asking the RBN and DXSummit.fi to let me know where W1AW/0 and W1AW/7 were active, so I could get an insurance contact with both of them.
> I got a report that W1AW/0 was on 21 MHz SSB, so I went there, No Dice, but I did find VP5H near the frequency which was reported for W1AW/0. Obviously, VP5H wouldn't count in my 10 meter score, so I worked him - since I know one of the operators there.
> I looked again, and found that W1AW/0 had moved to CW, so I went on CW and he was LOUD, so I worked him. I also noted that W1AW/7 was on 18 MHz SSB, so I worked him there.
> In both cases these contacts were in the ARRL SSB DX contest log. These obviously don't count for any points, so, my question:
> Should I take them out and put them in a special DX log?
> Or will the scoring robot ignore the CW contact and the 18 MHz phone contact with no penalty. I know I'm not supposed to massage the log after I submit it, so I'm inclined to keep these in there.
> Just curious.
> 72/73 de n8xx Hg
> QRP >99.44% of the time
> p.s. I KNOW that assistance from skimmers and DX clusters is not permissible with single op category, so I didn't use it. It's very easy to set up the RBN to only search for W1AW/* and similarly it's easy to do so for the dxsummit.fi.
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