[CQ-Contest] 599

Zack Widup w9sz.zack at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 06:35:18 PDT 2010

Tradition or force of habit, I guess.

Somewhere I believe there is a statement or rule that in order for a QSO to
be valid, both stations must exchange callsigns and one other piece of info.
For DXpeditions it seems the best thing to send is a signal report. But many
contests require something else and don't require a signal report.

I don't recal most people sending a signal report in NAQP. I usually only
get signal reports from a couple stations I work in the VHF+ contests. And
those are REAL signal reports, not just 59(9).

73, Zack W9SZ

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 12:18 AM, <al_lorona at agilent.com> wrote:

> > With so much interesting the recent WRTC competition in Moscow I thought
> > people may be interested in hearing what it sounded like from inside the
> > tents.  I.e., the same thing the referees were listening to.
> Very cool!
> Serious question: why was '599' part of the exchange? The larger question
> is: why is '599' ever a part of any contest's exchange?
> Al  W6LX

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