[CQ-Contest] RST as a sync [was: cut #]

Ev Tupis w2ev at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 1 05:56:53 EDT 2007

----- Original Message ----
From: Robert Chudek - K0RC <k0rc at citlink.net>

We only have ourselves to blame for turning the RST into a synch pulse instead of anything useful. I have been going over my old contest logs from the '60s and '70s and find the RST reports were "honest" reports, not an endless column of 599's.

W2AAA sends custom RS(T) reports when a contest requires RS(T).  It's actually kind of fun.  Interestingly, very few ops seem to miss a beat by receiving an unexpected report.  Kudos to them.

Ev, W2EV

PS: Now that I'm thinking about it, I can imagine having a little more fun by giving the big gun's reports like "229" as a sort of "Revenge of the Little Pistol's", knowing that it breaks nothing, except for the monotony between S&P operations for us. <g>

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