[CQ-Contest] J7zeroJ Spots
w3idt at comcast.net
Wed Feb 21 20:36:46 EST 2007
I want to reinforce Dan's comments...
Many of the bad J7zeroJ (and the 4zero1A )spots were likely due to bad
[BTW I was on a professional committee in the very early 1970's when
attaching keyboards to computers was just getting started. One of our
recommendations was to reorder the numbers to 0 to 9, in part to move
the 'zero' far from the 'oh' and in part as computer science was moving
to 0-based counting. Didn't have much impact!]
I still make the 'zero' vs 'oh' typing error fairly often.
. Robert F. Teitel, W3IDT .
. W3IDT at arrl.net .
. W3IDT at comcast.net .
n8ie at woh.rr.com wrote:
> Hello George and thanks for the Q's in the contest.
> I run QRP and don't use spotting, but I think the close proximity of the
> "O" and "0" keys may be the problem. Fat fingers could can really screw
> up a log, I know this first hand. LOL
> 73 and thanks again!
> Dan, N8IE
>>Not once did we sign J7zeroJ, so they are no doubt posted by ops
>>copy code all that well, or at all, for that matter. How much can
>>sound like dah-dah-dah-dah-dah? Heck, we were even spotted by one
>>"big boys" as J7zeroOJ...go figure.
>>I am posting this note to the CQ-Contest reflector to spread the
>>the harm of carelessly posting erroneous spots.
>>George Wagner, K5KG
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