[CQ-Contest] W1AW/5 in SS. "everyone was affected the same way, so nn problem"

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Mon Jun 22 21:53:11 EDT 2015

This is a complicated issue. According to the Sweepstakes rules: "6.1. Work
each station only once, regardless of the frequency band."  I do not know
how the ARRL defines "Station".  Are multiple operators allowed to use the
same club callsign in a contest from different locatiosn?  What happens if I
work a mobile station in one state and again later in another state?  I have
had this happen and I considered the second QSO to be a dupe.

John KK9A

To:	cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject:	Re: [CQ-Contest] W1AW/5 in SS. "everyone was affected the
same way, so no problem".
From:	Steve London <n2icarrl at gmail.com>
Reply-to:	n2ic at arrl.net
Date:	Mon, 22 Jun 2015 07:57:32 -0600

As you say "ostensibly". I was the author of the Phone SS writeups in QST
and on the web. While I don't do the log checking, nor do I set ARRL policy,
I do feel responsibility for "getting it right". The first time I heard of
this issue was the posting by Wes, AC8JF, on Friday, June 19. I immediately
forwarded it to Matt, W1MSW, the ARRL HQ contest branch manager. Let's wait
for a reply from him before we condemn the entire ARRL.

Steve, N2IC

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