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|Contestants assisting low power stations||VK3NRW||on 2/5/12|
|You compete with what you have. I admire the guy who worked so hard to pull the low powered station up out of the mud, but I wouldn't blame him if he didn't either. Contesting is about competition and winning, and sometimes it is counterproductive to be too "patient".
|Contesting ethics||K0HB||on 11/3/12|
|Hey, Randy, did you hear me work that Nebraska station?|
|Contesting ethics||K0HB||on 14/2/12|
Randy, you're adding conditions which I did NOT include, so let's restate the query to eliminate your red herring.
If I call "CQ Nebraska" and a Nebraska station answers, I work him, and KX9X hears me do it, will I be DQ'd?
|Contesting ethics||K0HB||on 26/9/11|
|Well, it's just a few weeks until SSCW, and there doesn't appear to be any concensus, and a check of the rules does not show any rule against directional CQ's.
So here's what I'm going to do.
If it comes to Sunday afternoon and I still need your section, I'm going to include that info in my lonely CQ's. Answer me if the mood strikes you.
I'll be beholden, partner!
73, de Hans, K0HB
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|Contesting ethics||K0HB||on 28/7/11|
|My favorite all-time contest is the ARRL November Sweepstakes.
Now if you've ever played on that weekend, you know that Sunday afternoon can sometimes get quite boring, so I use that period to track down my missing multipliers, which often consist of NT, AK, and MB.
During my CQ's I will sometimes specifically call for any missing sections, as in "CQ SS CQ VY1 CQ AK CQ MB DE K0HB K0HB CQ SS"
Some contesters have challenged me, saying that those directional CQs are not "in the spirit of the chase" and are not ethical. I'd be interested in your opinions.
73, de Hans, K0HB