At 12:22 PM -0500 2/19/02, Bill@ng3k.com wrote:
>ARRL DX CW Exchange:
>1 he: test big0gun
>2 me: ng3k
>3 he: ng3 599 kw
>4 me: tu ng3k 599 md
>5 he: r big0gun test
In a case like this, I won't log the QSO, and big0gun is going to lose 3 more.
The only thing that works consistently is witholding the exchange in
4 until big0gun has your call correct. This wouldn't slow him down
much, except that he will alwmost always repeat the whole exchange
with the call.
So it should be:
1 he: test big0gun
2 me: ng3k
3 he: ng3 599 kw
4 me: ng3k
5 he: ng3k (exchange NOT repeated!)
6 me: 599 md
7 he: r big0gun test
Sometimes, of course, 4 and 5 have to be repeated several times
before he gets it right.
Now, if every operator could be counted upon to acknowledge a
callsign correction, a couple steps could be saved, but almost every
time I send my exchange with the call correction I'm left hanging.
When big0gun works me, he better acknowledge my call correctly, or he
won't be in my log.
A variation on this is when big0gun gets the call right the first
time, but I'm not sure because of QRM, etc. The same principles
Also, don't repeat your call unnecessarily. If big0gun hears you
send your call again, he should assume you're not sure he got it
right the first time.
Madison, Wisconsin USA
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