[CQ-Contest] It's SV, not SCV!
KC1F at prodigy.net
Mon Apr 26 07:59:06 EDT 1999
Hi everyone - good point Bill. It's easy to overestimate the English
language skills of guys working us in ARRL SSB, for example. I routinely
hear them hovering over the keyboard with the mike open, trying to figure
out what two-letter combination matches up with "New Hampshire". Saying
the state name is however two syllables shorter than "November Hotel", and
I'll continue using it. "Massachusetts", on the other hand, is a mouthful.
K1AR says "Mike Alpha". "Maine" is too short, frequently requiring "State
of Maine", so I hear. The YCCC may have won the ARRL contest because we
didn't have to say "Penn-syl-van-i-a" all weekend, hi !
73 Stu KC1F at prodigy.net
> From: Bill Fisher, W4AN <w4an at contesting.com>
> To: Jim Pratt <n6ig at netcom.com>; cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] It's SV, not SCV!
> Date: Saturday, April 24, 1999 11:20 PM
> I frequently make this mistake on SSB. I'm not from California, and at
> 150+/hr it is easy for me to make this mistake. I always have to think
> twice when someone says "Sacramento Valley".
> My thoughts are that you the SV operator is to blame by signing
> Valley" instead of "Sierra Victor". This is the same mistake USA
> make in the ARRL DX contests by signing "Georgia" instead of "Gulf
> They assume the rest of the world knows all 50 US state abbreviations.
> (I'm guilty of this BTW)
> I'll bet your error rate (that is the folks working you) goes down and
> QSO rate goes up by not saying "Sacramento Valley" next year.
> Just a thought.
> Bill Fisher, W4AN (EX KM9P)
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