[CQ-Contest] Log what is sent

Ktfrog007 at aol.com Ktfrog007 at aol.com
Fri Sep 30 14:15:22 EDT 2016

Gosh, do you think anyone will understand what you just wrote (and what is  
in the CQ WW FAQ)?
All those hundreds of emails for naught.
Ken, AB1J
In a message dated 2016-09-30 3:07:08 P.M. Coordinated Universal Tim,  
jamesdavidcain at gmail.com writes:

> "I  find this rule stupifying. Why do we bother sending the Zone at all? 
>  This reinforces what I've long felt about CQWW -- that it's the dumbest  
> contest going. ALL you have to copy is the other station's call --  the 
> rest of it is auto-filled from call history files and country  files! 73, 
> Jim K9YC"

I'm not a lawyer and I do not play one on  telly, but the CQ FAQ seems 
to me:

Q: "I work a station and  they do not know their CQ zone or they give me a 
serial number, what  should I put in the log?

"Log the zone based on their  location."

We "bother sending the Zone at all" because people operate  "out of their 
Zone." Or their mind.

OTOH -- sending 599 or 59 in  every exchange: now, that's dumb.


> On  Wed,9/28/2016 12:12 AM, Maarten van R wrote:
> Like David said,  CQWW says you should log the correct zone based on the
> location, not  what was send. Same thing with cut numbers used for CQ zone
>  numbers.
> See:http://www.cqww.com/rules_faq.htm
>  This contradicts with the "log what was send" rule but it actually  seems
> fairly logical. If the other station doesn't submit his log, the  
> logchecker
> can not possibly know what was actually send but  it does know what the
> correct zone number should be based on the  location of the station.
> As others have asked, what happens when the  other op does submit his log
> with the wrong number? Then the log  checker does know what was send over
> the air.  

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