K3ZJ reminds us of paper (manual) dupe sheets. Wow.
It used to be a real art to creating a dupe sheet. At the M/M I used to
I created one for Europe, one for JA, and one for "the rest of the world...for
It was always a THRILL to have to pick up the JA dupe sheet cuz you just knew
things were about to happen (back when there were "millions of 'em").
And when you had just perfected your dupe sheet to allow enough space for the
out by first letter of the alphabet) and UB5's, you had to design a new one to
And Germany(s)...changing from DM to Y's, required another redesign. Always
I remember one year, driving up to Tuxedo Park NY from my work QTH in NNJ,
and realizing that I had left all of the DUPE sheets at work. Turning around
and driving back
to NJ to get them. No DUPE sheets meant no contesting.
Lots of pencils (and later, mechanical pencils, but not with the lead too thin)
erasers. Having an on-site copy machine was also important (to print out more
if you were lucky enough to run out).
Boy, the good old days....hope we never have to go back to that! LOL
de Doug KR2Q
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