This is a problem in many contests and here is at least one answer to it.
>Did anyone complete a contest contact with ZK1DI (I am pretty sure that was
>his call)? Per Perry Bradshaw K0KD @ N0NI
>Like a lot of people, I found him working a pileup on 10 meters during the
>waning hours of the test. Many, if not most, calling appeared to be
>contesters, but after a few minutes it was obvious the op was not in the
>contest, and he was firm in refusing to give a contest exchange. ("Nil"
>seemed to be his standard response to a request for power).
This happens a few times each contest. His report of 599nil or maybe 599000
to make your logger work should be a good contact. I remember several years
ago in my 160 single band ARRL SSB entry I worked FK8CP and I got a report
but no power. I put the Q in the CT log and used 000 as the power. Be sure
to make a note on the summary sheet about the Q for the contest checkers.
ZK1DI is in South Cooks but is heading for ZK3 later this year.
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