[CQ-Contest] Re:Cut numbers in WPX -Rules?
jmellis at ihug.co.nz
Fri May 30 01:02:42 EDT 1997
Trey Garlough wrote:
>> For the WPX contest, I found the cut numbers to be a nuisance...
> Exactly! I would never do this in a serial number contest...
> --Trey, N5KO
This is the best thread for months!
I have learned a lot from the posts. If we use the <nocwabbrev>
command CT will restore code characters for digits 1,9 and 0.
If we load with the -LZ command line, CT will restore the missing
leading zeros in CTv9. Sadly this tip does not work in my CTv8.
So I must confess to sending 5nn 1 for my first QSO. I was legal
Perhaps there are two issues here:
(i) speed and accuracy.
If the rules permit then we must leave decisions
to the operators.
But in my case, lack of CW skills will cause me to send ?nr
about 3 times if someone sends me ANTA instead of a number.
(ii) Compliance with the rules.
What happens if we refer to the published
rules. Are the rules optional, or compulsory?
The relevant parts are the log, and the exchange.
The WPX 1997 rules for log instructions- <n8bjq at erinet.com>
> Part XIV (b) All sent and received exchanges are to be logged.
I think we then have to refer to Part V for the definition of the
> Rule V: Exchange: RS(T) report plus a progressive contact
> three digit contact number starting with 001 for the
> first contact ( four digits if past 999).
Please note the rule specifies a three digits number starting
with 001. I take a digit to mean a number not a substituted letter,
and the rule seems to call for leading zeros.
Where I was sent a single or double digit, that is
what I logged. Do I have to tidy up the log?
I wonder what the experts think?
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