what makes a contact in the log? new vs. old

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  1. W4IOA

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    They repeat my callsign and I repeat theirs then it's a contact. RST and where they're at and more is what I'd prefer but most stations especially DX don't appreciate anything less than a 59. Last 6 dx contacts I've made have all been less than stellar in the RST report, they usually go on to another station after that.
     
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  2. WB2WIK

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    No logging requirement in a really long time, but to qualify as a "contact," the standard is to exchange callsigns and two pieces of information per contact (requirement for almost all contests). The two pieces could be name and location, or serial number and signal report, or signal report and CQ zone or ITU zone, or almost anything.

    Used to be a "sprint" where the exchange was a signal report and what you ate for dinner. "59 spaghetti."
     
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  3. K7MH

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    I always give the VIN of my last truck and have them repeat it back to me after the signal report. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. KS2G

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    Yeah, sure ... except for DXpeditions where it's callsign and one piece of information -- a signal report that's always 59/599. ;)
     
  5. KH6KK

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    Yep, I log as a contact with call, RST (or RS), name, and QTH. Been doing it that way since '79. Just a habit I guess. OK, back in the bushes.. :D
     
  6. K7MH

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    The ARRL VHF contests only exchange the grid square. Signal report is optional and you rarely hear one. A signal report could be considered either two or three pieces of information.
     
  7. WB2WIK

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    You're 59 plus here. Please repeat everything.
     
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  8. W4IOA

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    Wh4io?......4woai?.....w4oa?....w4ioa? You're 59 here in Poland
     
  9. K9STH

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    For most awards, the QSL card has to have the call of the station, a signal report or Maidenhead locator, the mode used for the QSO, and the band (either frequency or meter). Of those, 2 are the result of the QSO and the rest are supplied by the operator.

    Glen, K9STH
     
  10. W6NYA

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    I was taught back in '73 that it was call, signal report, and qth. That was a "contact"--it wasn't confirmed till I had a QSL card. Things change though-----

    Jim
    W6NYA
     

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