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Recently the RDXC committee reclassified P3F to high power from low power without publicly providing strong evidence that any infraction had occurred. They concluded was that the contestant was running HP on 80/40m but not full-time, just 10 minutes here and there without any convincing evidence. It appears they used the RBN as their source of information. Should the RXDC contest have to publicly provide convincing evidence before reclassifying a station from LP to HP?

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You've just worked someone (any mode) and after the QSO, you realize you've screwed up his exchange. Generally, you...
  Posted: Feb 24, 2002   (659 votes, 5 comments) by N2MG

Survey Results
forget about it and log him as best you can. 7% (45)
go back and ask for a repeat. 12% (77)
go back and try to copy the exchange from his next QSO. 79% (523)
Other 2% (14)

Survey Comments
Copying the exchange *over the air*, *on the same band*, and *during the contest period* is fine with me. But getting it from an old log or the Callbook is not copying it (in the radio sense, that is!).

Posted by KR0U on March 13, 2002

Exchange screw up
I dear to say that I am sure I have copied the exchange correctly from the first approach.If not-I ask to repeat it before sending mine.But UBN statistics shows that it is never 100 % correct unfortunately...But it may seem annoying for other station if You are coming back after a while and asking for the number has been sent to You!So in extreme cases it is better try to listen to later Q's of this station to make sure .
73 !Ted,LY2OX

Posted by ly2ox on March 4, 2002

Exchange Amelioration
In swoop-n-pounce mode, its generally easy to work out what you are 'going' to get. During a quiet time it's easy to ask what was orignally sent if you hear the other guy. A quick search through previous contest logs may help as well. I have this set up on my MS Excel contest logger along with country and bearing lookup.

Posted by vk2cz on February 28, 2002

operating corrections
With the penalties for UBN's, etc., getting the exchange correct seems to be important. The paths which lead to a complete, correct exchange depend on whether one is running (ask for repeat) or doing H&P (pick it up from the next QSO).
I know I need far more corrections when I am running because of QRM, and QRP signals taking a fade in mid-exchange.

Posted by k3yd on February 26, 2002

Exchange screw up
Go back and do it right. It may cost you a big mult. if the log reviewers catch it and you don't.

73 Bob...WA6BOB

Posted by wa6bob on February 25, 2002

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