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

Kelly Taylor ve4xt at mymts.net
Wed Dec 30 13:26:47 EST 2015

Why not change the justice system while we’re at it. Most people charged are guilty, so let’s dispense with due process… ;=)

If you can prove a bust, remove it. If you can’t prove a bust, you can’t prove the guy didn’t work the station in question. There’s one member of Radiosport Manitoba who is so high up on the DXCC Honor Roll, and is primarily interested in working them all, that unless it’s a P5, he’s unlikely to bat an eye toward the radio in a DX contest. (He might need one other entity, I can’t recall.) He will most likely NOT be in ANY OTHER log submitted to organizers.

So it’s very likely that an operator such as he would turn on the radio, find the P5, work him and then shut down. In a contest such as WW, losing one Zone 4 NA station in Canada is not a big deal. But in a contest such as ARRL DX, that one VE4 might be the difference between a sweep or not of ARRL sections. Is it fair to punish stations who may legitimately work stations for whom they are their only contacts, just because “most unique calls are copying errors?”

At the highest levels of category or regional competitions, is it out of the question to contact the “unique” and ask? Isn’t that how UT5UGR got caught?

For the rest of the field, outside the Top 10 and regional Top 10 boxes, unless a station has an inordinate number of uniques worthy of additional examination, is it really a big deal?

And, if it’s true that “most unique calls are copying errors,” isn’t it likely stations will receive heavy enough penalties on provable busts that uniques are a small problem anyway?

73, kelly

(I’m using Steve’s post as an entry to the conversation, not as a rebuttal of what he said.)

> On Dec 30, 2015, at 11:45 AM, Steve London <n2icarrl at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/30/2015 08:27 AM, 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?
> Nothing like misquoting Randy's comment ! What he actually said was:
> "Most unique calls are copying errors. "
> That's a lot different from your misquote of "which are....obviously busted call signs".
> 73,
> Steve, N2IC
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