[CQ-Contest] Serial numbers vs. power
w9sz at prairienet.org
Mon Feb 19 17:35:28 EST 2007
I'm assuming if a serial number or zone were being sent instead of power,
it would show up in his log. Hopefully those stations send in their logs.
I had a couple odd ones. One station sent "105" to me but he was sending
that to everyone. Just being different I guess ...
One station sent "999". He actually sent "5NN NNN". Again, the same
thing. It makes the contest a little more fun!
73, Zack W9SZ
On Mon, 19 Feb 2007 W8FJ at aol.com wrote:
> I had exactly the same question several times during the contest. I must
> have made at least half a doz QSOs that seemed to be numbers rather than
> powers. I would hope that this "mistake" happens often enough that the powers that
> be would recognize it and NOT disqualify QSOs, especially if there's a
> penalty attached. I am not "correcting" anything. Hopefully, I won't be
> penalized. After all, I'm submitting what I copied.
> During the contest, especially at the beginning, some guys were sending
> serial number (or zone.) By the end of the contest, they corrected
> their ways.
> For example, I worked a guy at 0200Z Sat who gave me 599067. When I
> worked him on another band Sunday evening, it was 599500.
> Sooo, do I correct the first QSO, hoping the log-checking software
> doesn't ding me for it (it does check exchanges, doesn't it?)
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