[CQ-Contest] Sweepstakes Exchange History

James Cain jamesdavidcain at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 11:16:20 EST 2020

That 1963 SS announcement in QST has the Time as an element of the
exchange. That would have been in keeping with the idea of the SS exchange
at least imitating an NTS message preamble. Along those lines, RST was
never in the SS exchange because RST wasn't ever part of an NTS message
preamble. I don't remember when the Time was dropped from the exchange. My
first SS was 1962 but even my memory for trivia fails me on that one.

Is it time to resurrect the "What is the correct CK to send?" thread yet? I
miss it terribly.

cain K1TN

Hi Jim,




----- Original Message -----

From: "Jim McCook" <w6ya at cox.net>
To: "CQ-Contest Reflector" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 1:19:01 AM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Sweepstakes Exchange History

What year was the exchange altered to eliminate RST and Time as part of
the exchange, and add the Check? Some time in the '60s? Jim W6YA
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