[AMRadio] RE: Contest signal reports

Peter Markavage manualman at juno.com
Tue Oct 2 14:24:46 EDT 2007

Like a lot of things in amateur radio, this old tradition has no real
value in contesting. And, in contests where a signal report is still
required, whether you say 5-9, 599, 4-5, or 6-9, the challenge of
"getting the message through" hasn't been removed. As I said in a
previous message, most contesters as there for "point-count" i.e. your
required exhange, my required exchange; Done! Next contact, etc.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Tue, 02 Oct 2007 11:02:45 +0000 w9gt at comcast.net writes:
>  It is a just a tradition, standard and common practice that 
> has been continued for many years.  IMHO, giving everyone a 5-9 or 
> 599 is just a shortcut and really removes part of the challenge of 
> "getting the message through".  From the DX or DXpedition's point of 
> view, it is just an expedient.
> 73,  Jack, W9GT

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