Elsewhere there is advice that says the V2rc5 software calculates reports of the form 5n9 based on the measured signal to noise. Real reports in a Contest! Just leave the calculations to the software, like getting the value of sine 60 degrees. Yes I can do it in my head but outside a small range of values I need help.
Now before anyone starts grumbling about the choice of S units for each range of s/n ratios consider how hard it is to give someone a 57 report on SSB or 539 on CW in a contest. The other guy has it prewritten as 59 and is moving on. So something with a defined basis has to be a step forward.
I agree the frequencies for 40 and 20 m are a problem and not compatible with band plan in our part of the World. But for a 1 hour test I was prepared to run the gauntlet of the band police. We are already used to US contests running to the beat of a different drum in effect and it is regrettable that we have to join them in non-standard operation for the sake of having a useful exercise. I rationalized my involvement on the basis that 1 hour would not get my ticket cancelled and useful data may be obtained.
OK yes I know, the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. I learned what that really meant from the late Terry Pratchett.