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[CQ-Contest] serious question

Subject: [CQ-Contest] serious question
From: snichols@mvosprey.com (Scott Nichols)
Date: Wed Jan 15 12:02:51 2003
I agree...Delete the QSO from your log...It wasn't a completed 2 way 
contact...I ended up doing that several times in NAQP CW, one was with a 
needed mult...I asked several times for a fill but no reply, he was 
gone...Not a good QSO and gets turfed from my log...

When S&P'ing, I always wait until I hear a "TU, QRZ", (or some other QSO 
"terminator" that tells me he's got it and moving on) from the other guy 
before spinning the dial again...I hope others do the same with me when 
answering my CQ's...Most people use a "TU" and that does the job 
nicely...I sometimes wonder, when I finish my report to the other guy 
and  my rig unkeys and all I hear is his callsign (no TU), whether or 
not he got my report OK...It's easy to incorrectly assume lots of things 
in the middle of a pileup...

That's my 2 cents worth...

73, Scott VE1OP

W0UN--John Brosnahan wrote:

> Mark--
> Its "nice" that you don't want to penalize the other guy by
> throwing out the QSO but I agree with George -- you toss
> the QSO.  It does penalize the other guy--AND RIGHTFULLY SO.
> To elaborate on George's answer:
> He didn't wait around to get confirmation of a good QSO--so
> HE is the one that blew the QSO by tuning away before
> it was completed.  Your log is clean--you didn't complete
> the QSO and it is not in your log.  His log is not clean--he
> didn't make the complete 2-way QSO and still he kept it in the
> log.  He should be penalized if he didn't remove the QSO.
> And your conscience is clear!     ;-)
> --John   W0UN
> At 08:20 PM 1/14/2003 -0800, George Fremin III - K5TR wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 14, 2003 at 08:33:56PM -0600, Mark Beckwith wrote:
>> >
>> > I work a guy, I know I didn't get it right, I can't get him to come 
>> back
>> > with a correction.  He's gone.  The QSO is busted.  I know it 
>> before I even
>> > turn in the log.  I can't delete the QSO for obvious reasons - the 
>> other guy
>> > thinks he worked me and I'm in his log.
>> >
>> This is easy.
>> You toss that QSO.
>> I would have never logged it during the contest.
>> If I ask for a fill and the guy does not come back or
>> has already moved on then we have not compleated the QSO.
>> -- 
>> George Fremin III - K5TR
>> geoiii@kkn.net
>> http://www.kkn.net/~k5tr
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