[CQ-Contest] Question: Serial Numbers for WPX?

David Levine david at levinecentral.com
Fri May 29 16:46:31 PDT 2009

I guess I just sent this to Eric just after he sent his email to the list.
Here it is for everyone:

That is how I read the rules at http://www.cqwpx.com/rules.htm where it
states Multi-operator entrants must start with serial number 001 on each
band and a multi-one is a multi-operator entrant.

But if you look in the FAQs listed at http://www.cqwpx.com/rules_faq.htm it
states (last sentence the key):

Can I use different serial numbers on each band?

Single operators must begin with serial number 001 and continue in sequence
for all QSOs regardless of band.

Multi-op stations must begin with serial number 001 on each band.

The rules printed in the magazine are not clear about multi-single.  For
2009, multi-single stations may use serial numbers per band or across all
bands. The Cabrillo log file MUST show the actual serial number sent to the
other station.

So it looks like you can choose either option for a multi-single, at least
for 2009.

David - K2DSL

On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 7:32 PM, Randy Thompson K5ZD <k5zd at charter.net>wrote:

> Let's look at the rules.  :)
> VI. Exchange: RS(T) report plus a progressive contact serial number
> starting
> with 001 for the first contact. Multi-operator entrants must start with
> serial number 001 on each band.
> So yes, multi-ops use a separate serial number per band.
> Randy, K5ZD
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
> > [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Eric Rosenberg
> > Sent: Friday, May 29, 2009 11:12 AM
> > To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> > Cc: k5zd at cqwpx.com
> > Subject: [CQ-Contest] Question: Serial Numbers for WPX?
> >
> > I'm planning/hoping to host/operate a Multi-One Single
> > transmitter station for this weekend's contest.
> >
> > Did I read the rules correctly that the serial number in the
> > exchange for _each band _starts at 001?, resulting in each
> > band having its own, unique, consecutive serial numbers?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Eric W3DQ (hopefully operating as NW3DC) Washington, DC

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