[SCCC] Questions for the experts

Jim Forsyth jim at af6o.com
Mon Feb 17 14:18:43 EST 2014

I guess the Puerto Rico station didn't know the rules.  Not sure if it 
was the same guy but there was one station sending "sent RST cut" 
instead of a signal report so I guess his contacts didn't count since 
the rules require a signal report.

00 is short for 100, the log checking software seems to be very good at 
understanding all the different ways of sending your power. I logged it 
as 100 but I don't think you can go wrong by logging what was sent.

Since it's a contest, each of us operates in such a way as to maximize 
our own score. Sending at over 40wpm and not IDing for a long time are 
two of the strategies.

Just my $.02

Jim, AF6O

On 2/17/2014 9:52 AM, NK6A-Don Minkoff wrote:
> I have a few questions for you contesting experts regarding the ARRL 
> contest from this past weekend.  I didn't think I was such a novice at 
> this since I have been doing it for a long time but...
> Why did a Puerto Rico station not give me a power level?  He kept 
> signing PR. I thought that counted as DX.  Also, one station gave me a 
> 00 for the power.  I thought I knew cut numbers but not a zero zero.  
> Was that a lazy 100?  Do I just use 00 in my log?
> Then there are the stations sending at over 40 WPM or not giving there 
> call for a long time.
> I operated about 11 hours through back pain one day and a cold. 
> Conditions were great on10 and 15 meters. Even late yesterday 
> afternoon on 20 I was able to work into Europe. 401 total Q's.
> Don, NK6A,
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