[CQ-Contest] Do serial numbers in contests hinder participation?

Paul Mackanos - K2DB k2db at k2db.org
Tue Mar 24 07:57:01 PDT 2009

I remember seeing something in the NY QSO Party comments about serial 
numbers.  Note that two of the most popular state QSO parties (CA and 
PA) both use serial numbers in the exchange.

When drafting the preliminary NYQP rules, we originally thought that a
serial number exchange would be good, but after many comments to us from QSO
party participants, we came up with this for the NY QSO Party:

. NY stations send Signal Report and County (using 3 character abbreviations
listed below).
. Stations outside of NY send Signal Report and State, Canadian Province or

NYQP Rules are at www.rdxa.com

Paul K2DB

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