[CQ-Contest] W/VE contacts from W/VE in ARRL DX
w9sz.zack at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 09:59:50 EST 2014
I'm sure we all know that there are a lot of people out there who have no
idea what any given contest is. If someone is just calling "CQ Contest,"
these other ops don't know the rules and think they are doing us a favor by
working us. I guess the trick is to gently (without dampening their spirit
or willingness) let them know they don't count in the contest. If they say
they need you for a county or some such, it doesn't do any harm to work
73, Zack W9SZ
On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 5:24 AM, Randy Lake <randyn1kwf at gmail.com> wrote:
> I agree with Gerry. I work anyone and everyone regardless. I heard one OP
> at K3LR calling "CQ DX" in his CQ message. This will make the one's that do
> not know any better think first before calling. If someone needs the state
> then let them call in. I had 3 W/VE Q's out of the 400 or so that I made
> this past weekend. The only time that I take time to explain is when a
> packet pile shows up from a busted spot. I let them know they are Wkd B4,
> finish the exchange and announce my call slow and deliberately.
> Randy N1KWF
> On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 9:41 PM, Gerry Hull <gerry at yccc.org> wrote:
> > I work and log whomever calls. I know many of the W/VE stations needed
> > Vermont on a band.
> > It makes non-contesters feel good about what we do, and, it takes much
> > time to work them
> > than to explain.
> > 73, Gerry W1VE
> > (@ K2LE/1 for contest)
> > On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 12:40 PM, Marvin Bloomquist <n5aw at 281.com> wrote:
> > > I get occasional W/VE callers in the ARRL DX contests. Especially on
> > it
> > > is easy to politely tell these folks we can't work each other in this
> > > contest. When I do that they often thank me for telling them. I'm
> > > that many of the big guns work these guys as if they count. That just
> > > perpetuates the problem and they go off looking for another contact.
> > Maybe
> > > it is slightly quicker to do that on CW rather than explain we can't
> > > each other but certainly not on phone. All of us benefit if we let
> > > neophytes know they need to be working DX. Hey - at least they are
> > trying
> > > to participate rather than sitting out there griping about the
> > contesters.
> > >
> > > Marv N5AW
> > >
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