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Subject: [CQ-Contest] dit dit dit dit
From: k8do@amethyst.diamondcs.net (Dennis O'Connor)
Date: Tue May 14 15:04:44 2002
Since he is using computer keying, why not simply slow the speed slightly
for the H, with an extra dit length, pause before and after the H...
Obviously a lot of guys got his computer perfect CW right... Some did not...
Guess who should lose points for the busted Q's, and who should not... <to
rekindle an old flame>
He, obviously, should listen critically to what he is actually sending in
case he is getting leading dit chopping...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Norman" <n0hf@attbi.com>
To: "KØHB" <k0hb@earthlink.net>; "MWA Reflector"
<mn-wireless-assn@yahoogroups.com>; <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2002 11:24 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] dit dit dit dit

> Hans,
> I too have been thinking about my callsign and the "H" in the
> suffix being incorrectly copied during contests, a few things
> come to mind:
> If you know your CW computer keying is not chopping off the 1st dit
> of the "H" in your suffix, and that you see a pattern in how others
> have copied you incorrectly in the UBN reports, then it's a copy
> error on their end. (obviously)
> One thing I do is send my call 2x when I'm either CQ'ing or S&P'ing
> and listen really carefully for the H when they answer me, if they
> send something else, I send my call twice when it's my turn to
> send.  There's no excuse, however for busted calls when the copy
> is good.
> A few other things (less seriously)
> Always run 1.5kW during CW contests to be as loud as you can.
> Try to win contests so more people know you and will remember
> your callsign.
> look for your callsign spotted on the DX cluster as busted, you'd
> be surprised how many log an incorrect callsigns based upon
> busted spots.
> lastly, become OK with your callsign.  It's a nice one.
> Cheers,
> '73 Dan N0HF
> Boulder, CO
> on 5/13/02 1:02 PM, KØHB at k0hb@earthlink.net wrote:
> > Back in the 70's I thought it was real cool to have a call sign with my
> > initials
> > in the suffix.
> >
> > Since then I have been increasingly concerned that I have a horrible
call for
> > CW
> > contests, due to the large number of dits in the suffix.
> >
> > Just examined my LCR for last November ARRL SS contest.  I found that 28
> > stations busted my callsign in their log, and in _EVERY_ case they
dropped one
> > or more 'dits', getting calls like K0SB, K0HD, or K0SD.  Since I use CT
to key
> > my transmitter, the busts can't be attributed to sending errors.
> >
> > Moral of the story?  Get a call with a lack of dits in the suffix.
> > Unfortunately, all the zero-district calls with suffixes like TT, MM,
> > OT, TM, MT, MO are already taken!
> >
> > (©¿©)  73, de Hans, K0HB
> > SOC # 291
> > http://www.qsl.net/soc/
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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