For example an exchange in a sprint contest can be as follows:
You must send the following information...the other stations call, your call, your serial number, your name and location (state, province or country)
A exchange can look like this K7GM DE VE3WDM 146 MIKE ON K...this may not look to bad in written form but try it at about 25 or so WPM CW.
So for the short time I was in the contest here is the results
QSO's Points Sections total points
13 610 8 4880
All but one contact was State side...my DX contact was F6HKA and it was not with out me asking for some repeats of the information. During the slow times I made some contacts in other contests that were going on over the weekend...point giving.