[CQ-Contest] ARRL CW DX, J6DX Pwr??

Alan C. Zack k7acz at cox.net
Mon Feb 23 01:28:55 EST 2004

Jukka OH6LI,
Sorry if my question offended you.  I did not present as a means of
With a VERY low score I am in no contention for any kind of reward.  I
entered mainly to increase my DX count on 80 and 160 mtrs and if I can
give NV to some DX stations so much the better.  I just wanted to be
sure my 3 contacts with J6DX counted for THEM if I busted their
power.  Had I asked what was so and so's full call because I couldn't
copy it during the contest then that would be a different story.  What
if I asked you someone sent me QRZ?, what does that mean, or they sent
QSO B4, what does that mean, or they sent STATE?, what does that
mean?  It was meant to be a procedures question, not a fill in the
holes question.  I was simply asking if there was a different way of
sending one's power that I was not aware of. 
Not sure if they would have lost the Q's or not but I do know when I
was DX in DU land for the ARRL 10 meter I did lose Q's for not having
the power recorded correctly.
At the pace of the Q's during the contest you may not have a chance to
ask for a repeat.  Most of the big guns were already CQ'ing again when
I sent the V in NV.  Besides, I don't believe in asking for repeats of
a call, zone, power, etc.  You should LISTEN and LISTEN until you are
sure of what you are hearing BEFORE you make your call.  What I heard
was two N's run together to sound like a C or a C.  Most stations were
using TT for zero zero.  The J6DX guys were doing something different
whether it was two N's run together to sound like a C to mean 99 watts
or whatever.
P.S.  I didn't use PACKET here either.

jukka.klemola at nokia.com wrote:
> Always, if a QSO is unsure, ask the guy on the to repeat
> the exchange.
> If still no QSO, then no QSO in the log.
> This is simple to me.
> Contest rules say when the contest ends .. it ended
> before this email was sent.
> Also, rules state where the QSOs are to be held, that
> is on the radio.
> Not on the net.
> ARRL DX CW is a CW contest, it is not a packet contest either...
> 73,
> Jukka OH6LI
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
> > [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com]On Behalf Of ext
> > Alan C. Zack
> > Sent: 23 February, 2004 05:05
> > To: CQ-Contest
> > Cc: Cliff K6CEO
> > Subject: [CQ-Contest] ARRL CW DX, J6DX Pwr??
> >
> >
> >
> > I wonder if someone who correctly copied J6DX's power could pass it on
> > to me.  What I heard was 5NNCC but don't know what the CC means.  Not
> > just my ears, another op in CA told me via email that's what he was
> > hearing also.  Don't know if their keyer was chopping up something or
> > if it's a new (to me) code.
> > I didn't make enough Q's or points to think about an award, I just
> > want to be sure they don't get a busted contact on my account if I
> > don't log the correct power.
> > TIA & 73
> > --

                                     Alan Zack
                     Amateur Radio Station K7ACZ
                         Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
          Quality Engineer, The Boeing Company, Retired
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