[CQ-Contest] 2014 SSB Sweepstakes Scoring Question

Chris Plumblee chris.plumblee at gmail.com
Sat Jun 20 08:59:15 EDT 2015

The mugs used to be based on claimed multipliers, not multipliers after log
checking. I've never bought a mug so not sure if that's still the case.

I'd send an email to the contest department at the ARRL. They will get you
straightened out.

73, Chris WF3C

On Friday, June 19, 2015, Ron Notarius W3WN <wn3vaw at verizon.net> wrote:

> I would suggest contacting the Contest Desk at the ARRL and explain what
> happened.  Include a copy of your log, since they may not have ready access
> to what you submitted for SS.
> If this was an error (or more correctly, an oversight) with the log
> checking
> software, and your QSO was actually valid, I would hope that you would get
> credit for a Clean Sweep mug (presuming that they still have some in stock,
> of course)
> Good luck!
> 73, ron w3wn
> -----Original Message-----
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> On Behalf Of Wes
> Plouff
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> To: cq-contest at contesting.com <javascript:;>
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] 2014 SSB Sweepstakes Scoring Question
> Hello to the CQ-Contest list! I have a question about a possible
> one-time issue with ARRL Sweepstakes scoring. I'm wondering if others
> have seen the same issue. I've sent an e-mail to contests at arrl.org
> <javascript:;> with
> no response after a week.
> In the 2014 SSB Sweepstakes, I worked W1AW/1 in Rhode Island and W1AW/5
> in Mississippi. W1AW/5 was my only contact in MS, and I thought I had
> contacted all 83 sections. As a small-time contester, I was thrilled to
> make a clean sweep.
> Well, at my club banquet in June, when coffee mugs were handed out, it
> turns out none of us who thought we had clean sweeps were credited by
> the ARRL. So I looked up my logcheck file. It turns out that the log
> checking software marked W1AW/5 as a dupe, thus invalidating my MS
> multiplier and clean sweep. One of the other club members reported the
> same had happened to him.
> I'm not upset at this, my final score is still respectable, but I am
> curious. This may have been a glitch because W1AW/portable operation
> during the ARRL Centennial year was unique to 2014. I'm wondering: have
> any other hams gotten into a situation where contacts with multiple
> W1AW/?? callsigns were invalidated by the checker? Has anyone heard a
> good explanation about why such contacts should or should not be counted
> as dupes?
> 73,
> Wes Plouff AC8JF
> Royal Oak, MI
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