[CQ-Contest] Working Zero Pointers....

Kennan Low kenke3x at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 06:26:51 EST 2014

Lloyd -

Fully agree.   I figure many of those domestic stations are potential
new contesters, or might need DC for an award.  And these days DC is
rarely on the air unless it's a contest weekend, so its their only

This weekend I even got emails from Europeans after I worked them
during the contest asking if they were in my log correctly, since they
needed the District.   If I had replied NO, they would have tried for
an insurance QSO (they were in the log ...)

I am sure for some other semi-rare states this may happen also in ARRL
DX, since States are multipliers.   It's no different from me entering
WAE to snag a JX, 3A or 1A0.

To prevent the 'floodgates opening' (which has never happened to me
anyway) I'll say something like "I'm just working DX but you're 5-9
DC, OK?" then hit ENTER and move on.  If that costs me 6-8 seconds I
can live with it.


Ken KE3X

"From: kh6lc at hotmail.com
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:37:40 -1000
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Working Zero Pointers....

After reading the flood of comments on the pros and cons of working
and logging zero point contacts I thought I'd throw in my 2 cents worth.

                                    GET THEM IN THE LOG

It's always much easier to work and log them than explain why you can't.
Then move on with your life.

73&  Aloha, Lloydwww.KH6LC.com"

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