[CQ-Contest] 1980s checks in SS/SSB.
lknain at nc.rr.com
Fri Nov 21 12:46:27 EST 2014
Go back maybe 2-3 (?) years ago and there was a long discussion about the
check, its meaning, what should you use etc. I think it was in this group.
No conclusions I recall.
Personally I just copy what is sent.
73, Larry W6NWS
From: Michael Clarson
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2014 5:53 PM
To: w3idt at comcast.net
Cc: CQ contest reflector
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 1980s checks in SS/SSB.
Bob: The rule does say "The last 2 digits of the year of first license",
but I doubt anyone will be penalized for not following this rule. Our club
call was licensed in 2006, and a lot of people had trouble with the 6, but
we stuck with it anyway. --Mike, WV2ZOW
On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 5:02 PM, Bob, W3IDT <w3idt at comcast.net> wrote:
> There MAY be another phenomenon re 1980's checks...
> (Daughter) K3MIM was initially licensed in 1989 (as KA3UBJ).
> When starting 'serious' SS/SSB (from the W3LPL dx-contest station) she
> found "89" generated a lot of repeat requests.
> So she changed to "08", the year she got K3MIM (or maybe her Extra).
> Now she gets some "sure it's not '89'?" questions :-)
> Just maybe others licensed in 80 - 89 have changed their checks?
> Bob, w3idt
> . Robert F. Teitel, W3IDT .
> . .
> . W3IDT at arrl.net .
> . W3IDT at comcast.net .
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