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

Doug Renwick ve5ra at sasktel.net
Tue Oct 27 22:20:40 EDT 2015

It's good to see that you are getting some of your own medicine on not
QSLing.  I won't QSL you either because of your policies.

-----Original Message-----

We've all experienced "good old boys" like this, and we have to learn 
how to get rid of them ASAP.

Stations I will not answer include

1) Those who have refused to send me needed QSLs for previous contests. 
VA6AN goes to rare grids for VHF contests, but has yet to send me a card 
for three of them. He couldn't believe it when I wouldn't give him an 
exchange (and I told him why) this summer. N4VC keeps coming back to VHF 
contests, but won't send a card.

2) Those who sign /QRP. I work QRP in some contests, but never sign 
/QRP, and I work a lot of 5W (and even 1W) signals in ARRL DX. I know 
only because it's part of the exchange.

3) Those who are unsportsmanlike. The subject of this thread seems to be 
a prime example.

4) Those whose dirty signals make it hard for other contesters.

5) Those whose audio is so bad that it is hard to copy.

73, Jim K9YC

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