[CQ-Contest] When is it OK to refuse to give out a QSO?
gerry at yccc.org
Mon Oct 26 15:47:50 EDT 2015
Of course I meant 14.300. Tired fingers after a weekend of typing...
On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 3:43 PM, Gerry Hull <gerry at yccc.org> wrote:
> I bet I worked 100 zero pointers this weekend. hmm... 100 x say, 5
> seconds per Q = 500 seconds or 8 minutes out of 48 hours.
> Much Ado About Nothing.
> Work everything that calls you. Doing anything else is bad for your score
> and for contesting!!
> I'm sure everyone noticed that 20 was chock full all the way up to 350.
> On Sunday, I was chasing an IS0, and he happened to be on 13.300.
> Some Maritime Net guy came on and started asking for Net Control Ops???
> There were 100s of guys calling the IS0.. The guy must of heard them.
> He just exclaimed "Those %#$%#@$ contesters!!"
> I was outta the pile very quickly, and no net had started. No harm done.
> 73, Gerry W1VE @K6ND this weekend.
> On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 11:47 AM, Charles Harpole <hs0zcw at gmail.com>
>> 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
>> > a NIL as I never worked another W station in zone 3 because I thought I
>> > it in the log..
>> > I worked W5PR this year on 10 close to the end and he couldn't believe
>> > was a double mult for me. He showed up green in my bandmap so I called
>> > 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
>> > > to keep plugging away in the CQWW SSB contest or just shut off the PC
>> > > 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
>> > > few hours I can put in.
>> > > It is Sunday morning. My wife is napping with the baby, and I have
>> > > 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
>> > 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
>> > > 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
>> > > 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
>> > > So not only will I remember it in Sweepstakes, so will everybody else
>> > > reads it here.
>> > > Now I have spent enough time typing this that I could have made at
>> > > 15 QSOs, which would have more than compensated for the lost
>> > > Wondering whether I should go try and find another zone 3, or just go
>> > > watch Bob the Builder with my kids instead. At least they will take a
>> > > seconds out of their favorite TV show to talk to me...
>> > > 73 & GL all (except N7DD that is),
>> > > JohnW2ID
>> > >
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