[CQ-Contest] Its not the Sunspots folks

Dave Edmonds dave at pkministrywebs.com
Tue Nov 1 16:08:59 EDT 2016

One more reason for the 1 point USA rule...
I was working the contest as time permitted and on Saturday evening, I
noticed that I didn't have a zone 5 contact. I heard heard a zone 5 station
calling CQ... I knew that I needed to work him for zone 5, but he didn't
need to work me... and probably would have rather worked a dx station... I
worked him and thanked him for the new zone.

1 point in-country rule would have encouraged more on-air activity too.

Thanks for bringing up this topic Jeff....

73s Dave WN4AFP

On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 10:30 AM, W0MU Mike Fatchett <w0mu at w0mu.com> wrote:

> Agreed.  There were plenty of zero pointers to work, who sat and called cq
> endlessly.  Why does the USA always get "punished"? There are lots more
> hams in EU now then ever.  The scores show that it was a pretty good
> contest over there.
> W0MU
> On 10/31/2016 4:10 PM, Jeff Clarke wrote:
>> After the terrible conditions in CQWW DX SSB this weekend allowing
>> USA-USA QSO's for 1 point looks to be an attractive option. Why is it this
>> is allowed for EU stations and VE's working the USA making it basically a
>> domestic like contest for them? Plus it's the same for those stations in
>> North Africa. (CN/CT islands/EA islands) It at least makes the contest fun
>> and interesting for them while the rest of us suffer thru bad propagation.
>> Of course the contesting purists out there will veto this idea in a
>> millisecond. :)
>> The saving grace for me is I will be in PJ4 for CQWW DX CW and look
>> forward to having you as a captive audience !
>> Jeff / KU8E
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Dave Edmonds
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