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

Ed K1EP k1ep.list at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 17:56:00 PST 2010

At 2/21/2010 07:32 PM, Zack Widup wrote:
>I didn't hear a single station senfing "/QRP". I did work two stations
>who sent "5" as their power. I'm glad none sent "E".

I had a couple send /QRP.  I thought it would be obvious from their 
report.  I had several 5 and even 4 reports.  One report that gave me 
a chuckle was 100K.  Apparently the report was supposed to be 100 but 
he ended the transmission with K.  But there was no character space 
before the K so it came out as 100K.  No, it wasn't from that country 
that usually sends 300 or now 500.

On a serious note, it makes it difficult to decode all the cut 
numbers and such when everyone has a different style.  If a station 
sends 1K, is it 1 watt with K as the "terminator" or is it 1000 
watts?  One should think twice about sending K at the end of their 
transmission in this particular contest.

>Last couple hours of contest were fun. 20 and 40 were both rocking. I
>wish I could've worked the T6 who was supposedly going to be on,
>though. That would've been an alltime new one for me and would've put
>me 5 away from #1 HR.
>73, Zack W9SZ

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