[CQ-Contest] Cut Number "J" - ASSISTED or MULTI?

Zack Widup w9sz.zack at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 09:05:19 PST 2010

Some years ago, after a hiatus from ham radio for a while, I got back
on the air and participated in the ARRL DX comtest. I didn't know a
lot about cut numbers and also worked a lot of prefixes that weren't
in my old DXCC listings book. I was not on internet then.

After the contest I called up the ARRL Contesting desk and asked about
some of the prefixes such as S5, T9 that weren't in my DXCC book. The
gentleman I spoke with told me where they were located.

I also said several people had sent me "5NN ATT" and what did that
mean? He said it meant "100" and to log it as "100." No mention was
made of this being illegal or putting me in an assisted class.

This was right from the ARRL contest desk.

Some people are too picky.

73, Zack W9SZ

On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 9:30 AM, K1TTT <K1TTT at arrl.net> wrote:
> We are waiting for the contest observers to come show up and inspect our
> email to make sure we aren't asking illegal questions and making crass
> comments about other operators during the contest.   So what are you doing
> on here?  Are you assisted?  Now you know someone is sending jtt, I hope
> that doesn't affect how you have logged something?
> David Robbins K1TTT
> e-mail: mailto:k1ttt at arrl.net
> web: http://www.k1ttt.net
> AR-Cluster node: 145.69MHz or telnet://dxc.k1ttt.net
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Robert L. Shohet [mailto:kq2m at earthlink.net]
>> Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2010 12:38
>> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
>> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Cut Number "J" - ASSISTED or MULTI?
>> I sure hope that those of you operating in ARRLDXCW this weekend
>> and posting or reading this post are claiming an ASSISTED
>> or MULTI-something category of operation.
>> In fact, asking what the "JTT"  Exchange means DURING a contest
>> is no different than asking for help with a Callsign DURING a contest.
>> I thought that this practice was not allowed?  Seems a lot like cheating
>> on an exam to me.
>> 73
>> Bob KQ2M
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