Contest is logging required

Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by KF5NAJ, Mar 29, 2019.

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  1. KF5NAJ

    KF5NAJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am a casual operator but do not mind answering CQ's in contests, but not interested logging and submitting logs. I do not want to waste operators time, should I answer CQ's or not.
    I may work a few minutes or a hour or two

    Thank you
     
  2. KS2G

    KS2G Subscriber QRZ Page

    By all means answer stations calling CQ in contests -- they're looking for as many contacts as they can get.

    You don't have to submit a log for your contacts to be valid, so you're not wasting the other operator's time.

    HOWEVER ... you must provide the required contest "exchange" information (that you can find in the rules of each contest), which in some contests includes a contact serial number. So for those contests you'll have to keep track of the "number" for each contact even if you don't keep a log with the date, time, band, the other station's exchange, etc.

    ALSO ... if you're operating without submitting a log, DON'T MAKE JUST ONE CONTACT, because absent a log from your call sign, your call will be tagged as "unique" and may be interpreted as a call sign that was copied incorrectly, resulting in a penalty for the station you worked. Make at least two, three or four contacts to avoid that possibility.

    Jump in and have fun. ;)
     
    W7DCM, KG5THG and K1LKP like this.
  3. KF5LJW

    KF5LJW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Kind of funny. The whole point of stupid contest is Logging As Many Contacts you can make to earn your Warm Fuzzy Award patch. The more contacts, the Warmer the Fuzzy.

    There is a joke buried in there if you can catch it ha ha. Say STD!
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2019
  4. K1LKP

    K1LKP Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    YES, GEORGE
    MEL - KS2G GAVE
    YOU SOME GOOD ADVICE.

    JUMP IN AND HAVE FUN
    THE WATER IS WARM.
    CRUISE CONTROL CONTESTER.jpg
    CONTESTING REMEMBER HAVE FUN.jpg
    73 CARMEN.jpg

     
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  5. K1LKP

    K1LKP Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    MEL, YOU OLE RASCAL.

    HERE IS A SNAPSHOT FROM MY LOG
    REGARDING A QSO I HAD WID YOU
    DURING A CONTEST
    QSO WITH KS2G.jpg

    MEL.... THANK YOU FOR THE LOTW RESPONSE
    ON THAT QSO.

    AS FOR AN OLE RASCAL,

    I TURN 75 IN APRIL....HIHIHI
    73 CARMEN.jpg

     
  6. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Logs are not required. Jump in the contest have fun, follow the FCC rules and regs. All the rest is irrelevant.
     
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  7. KS2G

    KS2G Subscriber QRZ Page

    Thanks, Carmen.
    With the help of your contact, I finished #1 NLI and #3 Hudson Division SOLP in that contest. :)
    73,
    Mel
     
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  8. KP4SX

    KP4SX XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    KF5NAJ -Just know that if the other guy has too many unconfirmed QSOs in his log he may be penalized or even disqualified. Depends on the contest.
     
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  9. K1LKP

    K1LKP Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    MEL,
    CONGRATS
    AND
    BRAVO
    KS2G  FIRST PLACE AWARD.jpg
    73 - K1LKP
     
  10. KF5NAJ

    KF5NAJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    OK, I may record the time, frequency and contact number just for the practice

    Thanks for the answers

    George KF5NAJ
     

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