[CQ-Contest] Copying exchanges in ARRL DX CW

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Wed Jun 14 08:52:00 EDT 2017

Every time I check the log check report for ARRL DX and ARRL 10, I
find that some people are likely using WAS databases to prefill. "DC"
doesn't sound like "MD" in CW or phone!

Oh well, their loss of a generally uncommon multiplier.


Paul, N8HM

On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 8:48 PM, Barry <w2up at comcast.net> wrote:
> First, the 2017 ARRL DX CW contest results are posted on the ARRL web site.
> Next, it never ceases to amaze me how a) some people don't bother listening
> to the exchange and go with prefills, and b) some that do depend on prefills
> have a VERY out of date CTY file (in which my state is listed as an
> exception).
> In the contest, I had just over 1700 QSOs.  70 (4%) got a QSO dinged for an
> incorrect QTH.  Some of the calls involved are regulars worked every year.
> In 2017, I operated from VA,  remotely (sorry, EI5DI) using W4AAW's station.
> Out of the 70 miscopies, states listed were as follows:
> 46 - CO (my home QTH since 2009)
> 15 - PA (my home QTH prior to 2009)
> 2 - VT (one dit off from VA)
> 2 - WA (one letter off from VA)
> 3 - UA (one dit off from VA, but not a state)
> 1 - NY (because a 2-land call?)
> 1 - MD (no explanation)
> Barry W2UP
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