I had a ritual when I hosted a series of DX contest multi-ops back in
the mid-late 80s... I would create a new custom dupe sheet after going
over last years so I could get the area-per-country layout correct.
Problem was, even though the sunspots were declining, we kept improving
our antennas so much between 'tests that some countries' areas never
were big enough! There were always many dozens of calls written in
the margins. ;-)
> > And remember the Op-Aid 6 had no "X" column because
> > there were no (public anyway) calls with suffixes beginning
> > with "X".
> > In 1977 when all the new calls came out, there was no place
> > to put the "X" calls, not any standardized rules for entering
> > calls beginning with the letters A and N!