[CQ-Contest] R: Re: R: 3V8SS disqualified from WW SSB and WRTC

Jeffrey Clarke ku8e at bellsouth.net
Tue Feb 21 16:07:49 EST 2017

I think this is at least the 3rd time I can think of that someone who has been disqualified in a CQWW contest that has tried to plead their case on the contest reflector. This isn't the correct forum to do that and I don't think you're going to get you much sympathy. The issue should be private between the contest adjudicator and the station in question. I know in the past they have been willing to work with a station who they suspect broke the rules and maybe persuade them have their submitted log reclassified as a check log.
 We are hearing only one side of the story when the accused party posts something on the reflector criticising the contest sponsor. How do we really know what they are saying is really true? I'm not saying that the person in question broke a rule purposely. It could be something as simple as not understanding the rules that can get you DQed.
The CQWW Contest committee consists of a bunch of well respected contesters that have been doing this a long time. They aren't going to go and DQ anyone for making one mistake. I believe when they see a pattern that is inconsistent with the rules is when they consider a DQ. 

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