[CQ-Contest] Sweepstakes -Automatic Fill - 93 or 67
nss at mwt.net
Fri Apr 10 19:37:42 PDT 2009
I don't know,, just seems weird to me not to actually use what the rules
instruct the entrant to do.
Maybe I'm just sentimental or something,, I got my Novice in Sept of
75, and my buddy and I were just getting on the air with rock bound
stuff like DX-35's and similar. And the local club invited us to come
to a contest and help out during the graveyard shift,
we had no idea what they were talking about, but arrived at midnight,
and with the help of the control op these two novices never had so much
fun on the radio in our lives and that was playing in the phone ss that
Been hooked ever since.
Robert Naumann wrote:
>What is your callsign?
>Please read the rest of my email where I explain where the number likely
>Please also read the actual rules and note that there is no mention of any
>penalty or anything related to verification of the validity of the check
>being a specific number. Just because it is mentioned in the rule, does not
>imply that there is a need to assign a penalty.
>As I mentioned, using the last 2 of your first year licensed is merely a
>convenient number that everyone *can* use to put in place of the check in
>the exchange format. It serves no other purpose and has no other meaning.
>Maybe the ARRL will see all of this silly discussion and add something to
>the rule to make clear that the number sent does not really matter as long
>as it remains constant throughout a contest. They have made this statement
>in the past informally.
>From: Joe [mailto:nss at mwt.net]
>Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 8:47 AM
>To: w5ov at w5ov.com
>Cc: Stan Stockton; cq-contest at contesting.com
>Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Sweepstakes -Automatic Fill - 93 or 67
>w5ov at w5ov.com wrote:
>>No, it's not my opinion. The league has made the statement in the past
>>that the ck number can be any number you choose to use as long as you
>>don't change it during the contest.
>If this is true then why even make the statement in the RULES saying
>that it is supposed to be that year. Why make the statement in a RULE
>if it is NOT a RULE?
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