I can't help but wonder if an unusual name is a
hinderance to the NAQP score, particularly in the
SSB contest. In the CW contest, it's not as much
of an issue I suspect because 1) the name is spelled
out with each QSO and 2) there are fewer casual QSOs.
In the last August NAQP SSB, I repeated my name "Kirk"
about two hundred times, and it got really old, really
fast. So this weekend I am going to try an experiment.
I'll use my shortened middle name, and see if I experience
fewer repeat requests. Folks using some kind of exchange
database better be paying attention or they'll be dinged.
Good luck to all this weekend..