[CQ-Contest] ARRL 10 M test and Croatian CW DX Contest
nd5s at ix.netcom.com
Wed Dec 12 17:14:23 EST 2001
Great Idea! And if you're using CT you can simply hit Alt 1 (not ALT F1)
and the serial number you mentioned (QSO number) will go out your CW port.
NA and others may also have a similar utility.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Laney" <k4bai at worldnet.att.net>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>; <secc at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2001 13:30
Subject: [CQ-Contest] ARRL 10 M test and Croatian CW DX Contest
> Hello all:
> In a conversation this morning, one of the top European contest
> enthusiasts, Gedas, LY3BA (contest call LY9A), told me he was undecided
> which contest to work this weekend. Since the ARRL scheduled the 10M
> contest on what others thought was the third weekend in December,
> instead of the second weekend as others figured it, these two contests
> are on the same weekend. The Croatian contest has had a lot of interest
> and participation in recent years, particularly from Europe.
> The ARRL 10M contest runs the full 48 hours (maximium of 36 hours for
> all stations) and the Croatian contest is 24 hours, from 14Z to 14Z
> Saturday to Sunday. The ARRL contest requires states (or DC) and
> provinces for W/VE stations and a serial number for others. The
> Croatian contest requires a serial number for all stations, I think.
> Everyone can work everyone else in both contests.
> Therefore, my first suggestion for those of us who will be working the
> ARRL 10M contest on CW this weekend is to give a serial number in
> addition to state/province to anyone who specifically asks for one
> during the period of overlap of the Croatian contest. I think all
> contest software programs give a running QSO number readout even when
> serial numbers are not being used. So, I plan (as guest op at W4AN) to
> give out that number from the computer to anyone who asks during that
> My other suggestion is that we be even more willing than usual to work
> and log duplicate contacts after the end of the Croatian contest at 14Z
> on Sunday. The arguments have often been stated for working and logging
> all dupes anyway and I won't repeat these here, but there may be
> operators, particularly from Europe, who will give out some QSOs in the
> ARRL 10M contest and give new serial numbers, who, if they send in a
> log, will not include those contacts they made on 10 M while in the
> Croatian contest. So, log these guys again and your log should match up
> and you should get credit for the second QSO if the first is not
> I hope the European guys will, in fact, work some of the 10M contest
> after the Croatian contest is over, even if they have been full-time in
> the Croatian contest. We should still have several hours of good
> propagation on 10M from Europe and a lot of fun can be had by all.
> Hope everyone has a good week and look forward to many 28 mhz CW QSOs
> this weekend. Of course, I wish the SSB and mixed mode guys luck and
> fun too.
> John, K4BAI/8P9HT/8P9Z.
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