[CQ-Contest] Log what was sent

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Tue Sep 27 12:07:11 EDT 2016

I would like to know what the WW committee thinks about your statement? 
For example, one W6 station last weekend sent me 04 04 CA CA which printed
clearly on multiple decoders. This is not physically possible!  What about
the station that sends 001 OH? Logging an obviously incorrect zone does
not seem like the right thing to do and it can lead an incorrect zone
multiplier count.

John KK9A - W4AAA

To:	CQ-Contest <CQ-Contest at contesting.com>
Subject:	[CQ-Contest] Log what was sent
From:	<kzerohb at gmail.com>
Date:	Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:49:01 +0000

On another online venue a fellow held the opinion that when someone sends an
inaccurate element of the contest exchange (ie., the wrong Zone for his
location in CQWW), that a contest operator should record the correct Zone,
the Zone that was sent to him.

I certainly would query the sender.  For example, if a station in Iowa sent
Zone “7” in CQWW (his IARU zone) instead of Zone “4” (his CQ Zone), but if he
confirmed Zone 7, then I feel that I am obligated to log what he sent.

After all, isn’t contesting all about our skill at accurately copying and
precisely logging  what was sent to us?

If that isn’t true, then why not just exchange callsigns and let our
fill in the blanks?

“What year was I licensed in?  Damn, I forgot again.  I’ll make up a
number and
you never mind what I sent, just let N1MM  fill in the blank.”

73, de Hans, KØHB
"Just a boy and his radio"™

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