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Re: [CQ-Contest] 599

To: <k5zd@charter.net>, <al_lorona@agilent.com>, <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 599
From: Dale Putnam <daleputnam@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 20:26:30 -0600
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Yes, it is historic, and Randy is right. However, another way of looking at it, 
for voice or cw.... is that it sets the ear(s) to listen to the following with 
a whole lot more precision, and accuracy, (two different aspects) so the 
following important information can be heard and comprehended, and reacted to 
effectively and effeciently. Another way of looking at it, is that the 599, 
voice or cw, allows the rx brain to adjust the automatic filters to compensate 
for the qrn/qsb/qrm and allow the best possible reception, like using an audio 
filter and adjusting it with the controls available, for the best information 
transfer or most effective information transfer possible. 

  If you don't think this is anywhere close to being accurate, try doing a 
39,000 mile per watt exchange without the rst first. For that matter attempt to 
maintain a long, yet effective run with out fills, without the rst first. You 
will find that without the rst, the rate drops noticable, because you are 
asking for fills, from stations that you would normally not have to, because 
their signal is such that it wouldn't normally need to be filled, according to 
the s meter, or the signal to noise average. 

  And for those that think the rst is killing their ability to rise to the top 
of the qso count, I would challange you to run without an rst, in say... any 
larger contest that doesnt specify use one... just don't send it. see how many 
fills you are asked for... for say a couple hours... then put it in, and send 
it... for another couple hours... count the number of times you are asked for a 
fill. Is this an accurate test? NO... yet if you do that simple test, from your 
very own station... in every test that you can for the next year.. at least for 
two hours each way... then map the responses... it would answer your very own 
situation. Is it needed.... or not?

At your station now, not mine.. not Randy's, nor qrp, qro... or what... but 
your very own. 
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy

> From: k5zd@charter.net
> To: al_lorona@agilent.com; cq-contest@contesting.com
> Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 01:18:54 +0000
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 599
> It's a historical artifact. And it serves as a familiar marker to indicate
> the important part of the exchange will be coming next. :)
> Do a contest some time that doesn't include the 599 and you immediately
> realize how useful it is!
> Randy, K5ZD 
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