[CQ-Contest] CQ WW Survey Results - part 2

Ron Notarius W3WN wn3vaw at verizon.net
Wed Dec 30 11:25:18 EST 2015

 A unique is not always a busted call.  Obviously or not.

For example:

ARRL DX SSB 1984, back when I was young and foolish (as opposed to now, when I'm merely foolish).  I heard FG7CM calling CQ on 15 SSB, so I called him.  Turned out he wasn't in or interested in the contest; he was kind enough to give me the QSO anyway (and I apologized for calling him), and then said he was leaving the frequency.  (And did not answer the stations who called him as soon as I signed with him).

Presuming that he truly did not work anyone else, it would definitely have been a unique.  And would definitely not be a busted call.

So why should I lose the contact during log checking?  Because he chose to work no on else?

I have no issue with obviously busted calls being removed during log checking.  But if it is a legitimate call, and there are indications that the station was legitimately on the air (which is much easier to "prove" these days than it was 30+ years ago), IMHO, it should not be automatically removed.

73, ron w3wn

On 12/30/15, James Cain wrote:

I am shocked by the votes on "Remove Uniques?" Who could oppose removing uniques, which are, as CQ's official comment says, obviously busted call signs? 

If I bust anything in a contact, and it's indisuptable from log-checking, I want the sponsor to remove the contact. Period. 

CQ-Contest mailing list
CQ-Contest at contesting.com

More information about the CQ-Contest mailing list