[CQ-Contest] When is it OK to refuse to give out a QSO?

Charles Harpole hs0zcw at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 11:47:36 EDT 2015

My answer is Never Refuse.
That includes dups where it is faster to work them than to explain.
Includes rude who tell me to QSY.
Includes those moving in .5 kc away.
Includes those who have told me on Internet how stupid I am.
Just includes anyone I can hear.
Seems simple to me, Charly

On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 10:13 AM, Tom Osborne <w7why at frontier.com> wrote:

> Hi John
> I have found that if you find someone that you are familiar with, that
> helps if you explain it's a mult for you.  Last year I worked a zone 3
> station for a double mult on 20 and they didn't log it and I got busted for
> a NIL as I never worked another W station in zone 3 because I thought I had
> it in the log..
> I worked  W5PR this year on 10 close to the end and he couldn't believe he
> was a double mult for me.  He showed up green in my bandmap so I called him
> and thankfully, he went ahead and worked me and gave me the exchange.  I
> was a zero point for him but he really helped me.  73
> Tom W7WHY
> On Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 9:03 AM, John W <xnewyorka at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > As I type this, I am sitting here fuming mad and deliberating on whether
> > to keep plugging away in the CQWW SSB contest or just shut off the PC and
> > radio.    Blessed with three young children (two toddlers and an
> infant), I
> > have extremely little time for radio these days. So I am doing a VERY
> part
> > time effort in the contest, yet still trying to maximize my score for the
> > few hours I can put in.
> > It is Sunday morning. My wife is napping with the baby, and I have gotten
> > the kids set up in front of the TV with their favorite show and I can
> > finally sit down at the radio without interruption.  I have made only a
> few
> > QSOs so far on 15m this weekend.  I just looked all over the band for
> Zones
> > 3 and 4.  I found K5TR calling CQ, waited until he had nobody else
> calling
> > him, and made a quick call, saying "W2ID for the mult".  He quickly
> replied
> > "W2ID 59 4", I gave the report and logged the qso and mult. QSO made and
> > logged, all in less than 3 seconds. Thank you!
> > Tuned around some more, and some more, and finally found N7DD for zone 3.
> > Excited, I waited a few minutes until he had no callers, and then gave a
> > quick call just as I did with K5TR.  Instead of replying with the
> expected
> > "W2ID 59 3", he replied with "It's a little too late in the contest for
> > that.  Go find a VE."   I was completely speechless, and couldn't even
> > think of a reply before he called CQ again.  Then I replied with "I'll
> > remember that in Sweepstakes."  He snarled back with "Yeah, you do that."
> > So not only will I remember it in Sweepstakes, so will everybody else who
> > reads it here.
> > Now I have spent enough time typing this that I could have made at least
> > 15 QSOs, which would have more than compensated for the lost multiplier.
> > Wondering whether I should go try and find another zone 3, or just go and
> > watch Bob the Builder with my kids instead. At least they will take a few
> > seconds out of their favorite TV show to talk to me...
> > 73 & GL all (except N7DD that is),
> > JohnW2ID
> >
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Charly, HS0ZCW

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