[AMRadio] Contest signal reports

EP Swynar gswynar at durham.net
Sun Sep 30 11:12:05 EDT 2007

Hi Don,

You HAVE to be a dyed-in-the-wool contestor to really "...get" the whole
notion, I s'pose...!

In the final summation, individual signal reports mean zip / zero / nada,
when you get upwards of 2-3+ QSOs per minute...

~73!~ Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "D. Chester" <k4kyv at charter.net>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2007 10:51 AM
Subject: [AMRadio] Contest signal reports

> I am not a quarmtester, but sometimes I will work a few stations,
> particularly in daylight hours during a 160m cw qrmtest.  The challenge is
> to see what kind of signal might make it across unusual distances during
> day, and I don't bother to keep score and usually not even a log.
> But I always give honest signal reports.  To me, this business of
> automatically giving everyone a 599 report is ridiculous, and defeats the
> whole purpose.  IMO, an operator who has to ask for several repeats to get
> the essential information, and then gives a 599 report is a LID!
> And the same goes for the automatic "five-nines" on  slopbucket.  If they
> want my contact, they will have to tolerate my carrier and a real signal
> report.
> Don k4kyv
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