I stumbled upon several contest stations today, and they asked me for my "sequence number". I know this question has been asked many time online, but I need clarification. Is this the sequential number of the contacts order on my contest sheet if I am participating, or the sequential number of the contact on my "all time" logbook. So for instance, would I say 1, because the contact is the first contact I have made participating in the contest or 96, because I have made 96 contacts lifetime according to my logbook. Also, how do I know which contest someone is participating in? They say to look up the rules of a particular contest, but a lot of times people are just saying "CQ contest". If I am participating in a contest, should I keep a separate logbook just for the contest, or do people typically use their general lifetime logbook? Note: I use N3FJP Amateur Contact Log as my logging software.