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6.8. New band encounter record

Most of the time, a single new-band sheet will contain records from only a single band string. In that case, code a band prefix record (see Section 6.5, “Band prefix line”) just after the sheet header, and code each new band number with a line starting with letter “N” (upper- or lowercase) and having this format:


where dd is the last two digits of the band number. If a digit is illegible, code it as a question mark (“?”).

The format of the rest of the record is described in Section 6.13, “The encounter body section”.

If the bander mixes band strings on a sheet, you have two options for encoding it: