The QRZ 25th Anniversary Trivia Sweepstakes

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  1. NQ4T

    NQ4T Ham Member QRZ Page

    Given the number of answers that are just flat out wrong...I see no reason why I should have any confidence in the sweepstakes.

    Someone needs to verify the questions and answers before putting them live. All this does is make QRZ look completely inept.
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  2. AJ5TT

    AJ5TT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Busted out laughing at some of the incorect answers. I answered correctly but shows I answered wrong - LOL

    Question: PSK31 is...

    Your Answer: A modern digital mode.

    Correct Answer: A rare Asian DX station.
    (Phase Shift Keying 31 baud. PSK31 is a digital mode that requires only a computer, a sound card, your rig, cabling to move audio between your rig and computer, and FREE software. It is narrow (31.5 HERTZ!) and requires very little signal strength for a solid copy.)


    Question: In what year was the first SOS signal transmitted? Â

    Your Answer: 1912

    Correct Answer: 1915
    (On April 15, 1912. TITANIC struck an iceberg and sank. Thanks to wireless, and the first SOS in history, 713 lives were saved. Before SOS, there was also CQD (CQ Distress). Â )

    and in reality, the Titanic was not the first and the true answser was not an option.

    But, thanks for putting up the sweepstakes anyway
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  3. WB0MPB

    WB0MPB XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    We will hope this is not like the Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes!!:D
    On TV their ad says no purchase required to enter so one time went to where they said to enter and I was not allowed to enter without buying something. Is that legal?

    At least, if I understand correctly, your score has nothing to do with getting your call into the drawing. I will probably take some quizzes but there is a better chance for it to snow in Kansas on July 4th then me winning anything.

    John, WB0MPB
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  4. VA7STV

    VA7STV QRZ Engineering Manager Administrator Volunteer Moderator Volunteer DX Helper QRZ Page

    You are correct your score has nothing to do with the odds.
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  5. K1OIK

    K1OIK Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Wrong answer
  6. K3EY

    K3EY Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    AND Or N2EY who is very thorough
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  7. KG0BK

    KG0BK XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Has anyone answered correctly on the 1st question - What is PSK-31? ( I swear their "correct answer" is wrong.) But this is still fun!
  8. KJ7WT

    KJ7WT Subscriber QRZ Page

    From NY Times, Feb 1910:
    "An article published in the New York Times in February 1910, more than two years prior to the Titanic disaster, detailed the origins and uses of SOS as a distress call, and in the pages of that newspaper one can find several examples of ships’ employing the SOS call that antedate the 14 April 1912 sinking of the Titanic:

    On 11 August 1909, the steamship Arapahoe, plying a route between New York and Jacksonville, Florida (by way of Charleston), broke a shaft and began drifting off the North Carolina coast. Help was summoned via an SOS call:"
    "The first news that the vessel had met with an accident came to the United Wireless station at Hatteras when P. B. Haubner, the wireless operator on board, began sending out “S.O.S.,” the United Wireless Company’s signal of distress. The shore station soon got into communication with the disabled vessel, and in response came a message stating that the Arapahoe had broken her tail shaft.

    The United Wireless Company explained last night that “S.O.S.” was really the signal for help, and that it was the one adopted by the International Wireless Congress held in Berlin in 1906. The company disowned the now famous sea call “C.Q.D.”
    It is possible that there were other uses that were not widely known; however, the QRZ quiz is waaaay off.
  9. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm just waiting for the rest of you to complain about all the wrong answers, so that when I take the quiz later, I know how to answer properly. :D
  10. W8RMV

    W8RMV Subscriber QRZ Page

    I hope this was an April fools joke, very early. So many wrongs "answers". Come on QRZ!!! Fix this.
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