[CQ-Contest] "D1WW"

Michael Adams mda at n1en.org
Wed Sep 14 09:48:48 EDT 2016

I'm not an expert, and I'm not a contest sponsor, but I can offer one thought that might help:

Consider how the contest might treat contacts with/logs from stations licensed by the de facto authorities in Kosovo, Northern Cyprus, or Western Sahara (on either side of the wall).  Or, if the contest has that much history, how the contest might have handled East vs. West Germany before the early 1970's.

As a contest participant, regardless of how I might personally feel about certain geopolitical issues, I think my philosophy needs to be: Work First, Worry Later, and log every contact.

If there's a question as to whether a potential contact might have been legal...the contact still stays in the log (it was made), but I will change it to an "X-QSO" entry in the Cabrillo.

I'd also suggest that similar thinking might be appropriate for determining when skimmers pick up on certain calls.  It's easy to justify passing S0 or Z6 calls despite the politics, because they count for DXCC and WAE credit respectively. But is there a difference between 1B and D1 calls aside from personal opinions about the geopolitical questions polite hams try to avoid?

Michael Adams | mda at n1en.org

-----Original Message-----
From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Robert Bajuk
Sent: Tuesday, 13 September, 2016 16:07
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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] "D1WW"

Are there any contest sponsors who have already faced this issue....? How did you handle this situation or how do you plan to handle D0 / D1 logs?

I am asking this as Contest Manager as we have have received contest log from D1WW in SCC RTTY Contest 2 weeks ago.

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