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

Ed K1EP k1ep.list at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 13:11:38 PST 2010

This entire discussion has gotten me confused.  After reading the 
post, I heard a station just send "J" as his power.  So now I am 
thinking, is this a cut number for 1?  Is he QRP?  But if he is QRP, 
why didn't he just send /QRP like everyone else and it would be soooo 
obvious?  No, I finally realized he wasn't sending J.  He was sending 
ATT with a really bad fist!  Now I know that you can't use the phone 
during the contest, so I guessed that it was 100W.

At 2/21/2010 03:02 PM, Kelly Taylor wrote:
>Are we really going to the place where asking for clarification on generic
>operating issues counts as assistance?
>I am sure the station that sent JTT for 100 isn't unique, so asking "what
>does J mean" is entirely different than asking "who was the station sending
>EE5-something?" (Considering that J is kinda stupid as a cut number anyway,
>I don't blame anyone for being confused.)
>The former is OK, IMHO. The latter isn't permitted at all, regardless of
>That said, I think David should be deeply ashamed for even THINKING that
>this sport should be fun! David, David, David: if there aren't blood
>droplets forming on your forehead from worrying about even imaginary rule
>infractions, you're clearly NOT serious. (/satire)
>73, kelly
>On 2/21/10 8:32 AM, "David Levine" <david at levinecentral.com> wrote:
> > Bob,
> >
> > First off I *am* operating assisted. Regardless I don't think asking a
> > question like this makes you assisted. It was as generic as asking does 5NN
> > get logged as 5NN or 599. It's a generic question. But hey, what 
> do I know -
> > I'm just out there having fun.
> >
> > Now back to enjoy some strong (at least for me since I've been licensed)
> > conditions.
> >
> > K2DSL - David
> >
> > On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 7:38 AM, Robert L. Shohet 
> <kq2m at earthlink.net>wrote:
> >
> >> 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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