Re: Is There a Standard Format for Entering Signal Reports into the Log?


Pat Whelton
 

Hi Richard.  I’m not sure what the standard is but I can tell you my experience.  My experience is to log all SSB contacts as “5X9” in ACLog.  Admittedly this is a self created standard.  Where I run into trouble with this standard is when I used the ACLog contesting software.  I enter a lot of CW contests and a 599 report is not a problem but if I’m not mistaken when you enter a SSB contest you better use “59” rather than “5X9”.  I had to figure out a way to edit several hundred “59” reports to “5X9” to meet my standard.  A royal pain in the quester.
 
Good luck with whatever standard you choose.  Just be aware of some unintended consequences.
 
Regards,
 
Pat – KZ5J
 
 

Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 8:56 AM
Subject: [N3FJP_Software_Users] Is There a Standard Format for Entering Signal Reports into the Log?
 
 

Hi!

I am wondering what is the standard or typical format used for entering a signal report into the log (i.e., into the Sent/Rec fields)?  For example, among the possibilities are: "59", 5 x 9", 5x9", five by nine" and so on.

73,

Richard KK6MRH

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