[AMRadio] RE: Contest signal reports

Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Tue Oct 2 03:30:49 EDT 2007

Sweepstakes Exchange in this order:
Consecutive serial number (1, 2, 3, etc.; Precedence - Q, A, B, U, M, S
(qrp, low power, high power, unlimited, multi-op, school); your call;
last two digits of the first year licensed; ARRL Section.

Field Day Exchange:
Field Day Operating Class; ARRL Section

Some DX Contests still use signal reports as part of the exchange.

The point is that in contesting, very few care about a signal report and
whether you're arm-chair copy, wall to wall treetop tall signal pounding,
etc. It's all about racking up as many contacts as you can in a defined
time frame against a whole bunch of other hams all trying to do the same

Pete, wa2cwa

On Tue, 2 Oct 2007 00:53:03 -0500 "D. Chester" <k4kyv at charter.net>
> I don't recall it always being that way.  I seem to remember that 
> once upon 
> a time it was standard procedure to give a real signal report, 
> particularly 
> for Field Day, and I seem to  recall that Sweepstakes used a serial 
> number 
> that simulated a message preamble and that part of the exchange was 
> the RST.
> But that was in the days when hams built transmitters too... and 
> most phone 
> was AM.
> Don, k4kyv 

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