[SCCC] Questions for the experts

Jeff Kincaid, W6JK w6jk at arrl.net
Mon Feb 17 16:23:00 EST 2014

I got something like "599 PR PR 1OO" from the PR station.  Not what's expected but usable.

The "OO" guy, I decided he was an Official Observer.  My rule: When in doubt, log what you heard.  I heard "TTT" from another guy, but on his next Q it was "ATT,"  which was easier to interpret.  It's nice when the relay closes before the CW starts.

I had a hard time with BD4FM.  He kept sending the call sign while people were calling him, and I couldn't sort it out.  It's all part of the struggle.  :)


 From: NK6A-Don Minkoff <cowchip at ca.rr.com>
To: sccc <sccc at contesting.com> 
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2014 9:52 AM
Subject: [SCCC] Questions for the experts

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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