John and all,
The problem with the Eds is that a lot of them don't put enough space
before and after. I got confused (not hard to do) with a lot of Eds by
initially copying Red or Edwa?? or some such. Ed is a great Naqp name, but
set it apart if you don't want a lot of ??'s
Ron - WA9IRV
At 12:50 PM 1/15/2003 -0800, you wrote:
>IT does seem that you run into more than a few "Ed" in
>each NAQP. WOnder if they have found some sort of
>73s John NE0P
>--- K4RO Kirk Pickering <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > 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..
> > 73,
> > "Bob" K4RO
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