[CQ-Contest] The Perfect Contest

K0HB k-zero-hb at earthlink.net
Sun Oct 30 22:11:20 EST 2005


> [Original Message]
> From: Bill Turner <dezrat1242 at ispwest.com>

> Because you know what it is and know it's coming, it gives you a few 
> milliseconds to adjust your hearing to what follows. When 599 on CW 
> or 59 on voice is heard, your ear becomes adapted to hear what 
> follows more easily and correctly. In a high speed, high pressure 
> situation this can be the difference between copying correctly and not.

Makes some sense, but if "what follows" (Zone in the case of CQWW) is
ignored by the sponsor when scoring your log, then this explanation/reason
doesn't bear up in practice.

73, de Hans, K0HB

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