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General contesting question N8WNG on 14/6/15
Thanks Mark and Zack, your answers have been very helpful.
General contesting question N8WNG on 10/6/15
Before asking this question I looked around for info about this. In the General Contest rules I found the following:

7.2. Score reduction may be made for taking credit for unconfirmed QSOs or multipliers, duplicate contacts or other scoring discrepancies.

7.8. In a paper log, for each duplicate contact that is claimed for credit, each miscopied call sign or each busted exchange that is removed from the log by HQ, three additional contacts will be deleted as a penalty. In electronic logs, for each miscopied call sign or a QSO not appearing in the log of the claimed station, the QSO in question will be removed from the log and one additional contact will be deleted as a penalty; the penalty will not be considered part of the 2% disqualification criteria. A QSO with busted exchange data will be removed from the log with no additional penalty. Duplicate QSOs will be removed from the log without penalty.

Are these rules that aren't enforced in practice? If I'm totally missing something, I'm sorry. I do appreciate your time in clarifying this for me.
General contesting question N8WNG on 10/6/15
Perhaps I misunderstand what the checking process does. Wouldn't my QSO be unconfirmed (if I didn't submit a log)? What prevents a contester from just making up QSOs if they aren't confirmed in some way?
General contesting question N8WNG on 10/6/15
I have asked about this before and I am not confident that I was given the correct answer in the past. My question is this:
If I decide to casually work a few stations that are participating in a contest but I don't submit a log for that contest, aren't I hurting the results of those stations in the contest? When the contester's submitted log is checked and there is no confirmation of my QSO because I didn't submit a log, isn't he, at least in some cases, penalized for submitting an unconfirmed QSO? I would like to use the contest to make some contacts, but not if I'm causing those stations to lose points in the contest. Even if there is no penalty given, do contesters consider that I'm wasting their time if I do as I've described? Am I misunderstanding the way contests are scored?
Thanks for any insight here.
N8WNG
Do I have to post a Check Log? KM4FOS on 10/6/15
I have a similar question and have asked it before. I am not confident that I was given the correct answer in the past. My question is this:
If I have a QSO with a station that is participating in a contest but I don't submit a log for that contest aren't I hurting that station's result in the contest? When his submitted log is checked and there is no confirmation of my QSO (because I didn't submit a log) isn't he, at least in some cases, penalized for submitting an unconfirmed QSO? I would like to use the contest to make some contacts, but not if I'm causing those stations to lose points in the contest. Am I misunderstanding the way contests are scored?
Thanks for any insight here.
N8WNG

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