[CQ-Contest] Is working the QSO B4 good on long term for us ?

Jack Brindle jackbrindle at me.com
Tue Dec 8 10:59:54 EST 2015

I would point out a different reason, one I experienced in SS. At least twice during the contest N1MM+ dropped QSOs with VA stations after I worked them and made sure they were in the log. I reworked each station later, explaining what had happened and that they were NIL.

Now, if you were one of those, and had refused to rework me, you would not have been in the log I submitted, and you would have lost points (as I recall, the QSO plus a penalty). I would not have lost anything. With this in mind, it is almost always better to go ahead with the QSO.

Almost? Well, there are a few times when someone wants to rework you five or ten times…

For the curious, the three VA QSOs did stay in the log after I reworked them. I am not able to reproduce the problem at this point, so no bug was logged with the N1MM guys. And yes, I am absolutely sure they were entered properly the first time. A big thank you to the VAs who graciously reworked me...

Jack, W6FB

> On Dec 8, 2015, at 3:31 AM, john at kk9a.com wrote:
> That is unsportsmanlike conduct. Lets say we work early in the contest and
> I log you incorrectly as VA2EA,  Later I call VA2EW and you won't work me.
> You get credit for the previous contact and I don't. It would have been
> just as easy to give me a report the second time. QSO B4 is not one of my
> macros.
> John KK9A
> To:	cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject:	[CQ-Contest] Is working the QSO B4 good on long term for us ?
> From:	VE2TZT <ve2tzt at arrl.net>
> Date:	Mon, 07 Dec 2015 20:27:56 -0500
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> It is after that bad experience that I have decided to systematically
> refuse the QSO's B4.
> After all, if my callsign is busted in the other guy log, I do not lose
> the points but he lose the points and if he answers ''NO'' when I send QSO
> B4 then I will work him without discussion.
> Interested by your opinion on that point.
> Gilles VA2EW
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