[CQ-Contest] Serial numbers vs. power

Zack Widup 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:

> Barry..
> 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.
> John...
> =====================================================
> 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?)
> 73,
> Barry

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