[CQ-Contest] Power Entry

Jeff Maass jmaass at columbus.rr.com
Tue Feb 19 00:01:11 EST 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-cq-contest at contesting.com
> [mailto:owner-cq-contest at contesting.com]On Behalf Of Tony Field
> Sent: Monday, February 18, 2002 11:40 PM
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Power Entry
> > It all gets back to that old debate as to whether to copy "ATT"
> and log
> > "ATT" or log "100".  It all ends up meaning the same thing.
> 4.Contest Exchange:
> 4.2. DX stations send signal report and power (number indicating
> approximate transmitter output power).
> I guess the contest rules are rocket science. Of course, any RST
> exchange sent as 5NN or ENN should be so recorded :-)  Serial
> numbers sent as NAT should be so recorded :-)   Power sent as K or
> KW should be so recorded :-)
> With a major leap of faith, since the program you use to send the
> exchange automagically translates 599 1000 (in your log) to 5NN KW
> when transmitting, a similar inverse logic might follow for the
> program receiving the exchange?
> Maybe anyone using cut numbers should be automatically
> disquallified?
> tony, ve6yp
> ve6yp at rac.ca

The rules say that the information to be passes is the power
used. This should not require recording verbatim what is 
sent, but rather the information encoded therein.

Logging exactly what was sent would require recording dots-and-dashes 
in the log, not numbers and letters.

 Jeff Maass       jmaass at columbus.rr.com     Located near Columbus Ohio
         USPSA # L-1192       NROI/CRO    Amateur Radio K8ND
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