[CQ-Contest] "Serious" Contesting

ku8e ku8e at ku8e.com
Tue May 7 10:24:36 EDT 2019

Jim,Personally I don't think there's anything wrong with a logging program filling in the zone. The bottom line is you just need to make sure you correctly log what was sent. Checking our PJ4A report from CQWW DX CW I see we got lazy a few times. Logged N2IC as zone 4 once when he was in zone 5 this time. Guess that happens to all of us in the heat of the moment of a pileup when you are trying to maximize your rate. We should have been more careful but it's not the logging program's fault we made an error.JeffSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Jim Brown <k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com> Date: 5/7/19  1:11 AM  (GMT-05:00) To: cq-contest at contesting.com Subject: [CQ-Contest] "Serious" Contesting On 5/4/2019 5:45 AM, RT Clay wrote:> It depends on your definition of "major": CW decoders are prohibited in CQWW contests for single ops;It sure does -- CQWW may be the dumbest of all contests with a large number of stations active. For the majority of participants, the logging program fills in the exchange, and it's a one or two-digit number unique to most countries! All the op has to do is copy the call. ARRL DX is almost as dumb -- the exchange one of several cute ways to state TX power, or common state/provinces abbreviations.W6JTI and I just worked 7QP from three county line setups in NV. The exchange is a five letter abbreviation for the county and state, there are about 275 counties, so nothing is familiar, and the station I'm working has to copy both counties which the ear hears as random characters with a slash in between. THAT'S a test of operating skill. As for our end of it -- we operated portable from three locations, driving 200 miles from the first to the last, setting up and tearing down a two-station antenna setup at each, starting at 6am and finishing at midnight.CQWW and ARRL DX are child's play by comparison.73, Jim K9YC_______________________________________________CQ-Contest mailing listCQ-Contest at contesting.comhttp://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest

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