G3PTU wrote:You mean actually not call "59 QRZ?"!
Its always "5&9 - repeat your name please" in't it?
Steer clear of contests! you might become unpopular.
Just shows you how unprofesional some Stations are.
Lets be honest there's nowt wrong with a report of 4&7 or even 3&5 for that matter.
Everyone gets a genuine report from me.
Ranging from 52 to PA6NL, on 23cm, he gave me 52 as well, to 59, PA6NL, on 70cm where he gave me 53.
Often the signal varies considerably between initial contact and getting all the info through.
PI4GN, on 70cm again, gave me 53, on the call in.
I then plunged into QSB and many repeats were needed to complete.
It would have been very confusing if he had changed his report to me.
4M is particularly prone to this.
Stations can be 59 plus, on the call in, only to drop into the noise making completion difficult or, indeed, impossible.
The report is still 59.