[OhQP-mail] YO OhQP

Robert Lunsford kb8uey at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 10 23:11:19 EDT 2010

While I did not encounter this issue durring this contest I have encountered it in others.  The way Ric handled it is exactly how I have.  Anyone who has participated in one or more contests knows how to generate a serial number and if they are unwilling they will be NIL if I am operating.
>From the standpoint of the QSL manager for W8BI and one of the core contest group at W8BI, Ric, you did fine.
73 to all!

--- On Sun, 10/10/10, wo4o <wo4o at home-sweet-loans.com> wrote:

From: wo4o <wo4o at home-sweet-loans.com>
Subject: Re: [OhQP-mail] YO OhQP
To: "Ohio QSO" <ohqp-mail at ohqp.org>
Date: Sunday, October 10, 2010, 10:36 PM

As you may know, the OhQP ran partially concurrent with the YO DX HF Contest (1200Z, Aug 28 to 1200Z, Aug 29).
While I was operating W8BI on 20 meters CW, many YO stations called in. (I was calling CQ OQP, so they called W8BI, I did not call them.) After I sent my report, the YO stations would send 2 letters, which is the correct report for the YO DX HF Contest but N1MM logger rejected each QSO because it was not the required OQP serial number exchange format. After asking each YO to send a serial number, and after each one refused to cooperate, I sent NIL and 73 and ended up not logging any YO stations.  After awhile I acted as if I couldn’t hear any YO stations calling because it was too frustrating to be unable to log the QSO. I can only hope that my failure to log the YO’s is not a poor reflection on W8BI, but I didn’t have an alternate plan at the time. 
Just curious: Did anybody, other than myself, fail to motivate YO stations to give a serial #?
If so, what did you do?
73, RiC wo4o
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