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Re: [CQ-Contest] saving us from ourselves

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] saving us from ourselves
From: Mike Gilmer <n2mg1@yahoo.com>
Reply-to: n2mg@contesting.com
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 06:34:02 -0800 (PST)
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I love the minus-sign, quick QSX as well.  However, on

75m especially, one often finds that the DX station 
has picked a not-so-good frequency as a stateside QSO 
is going on there.  Not a good practice to fire up on 
a frequency on which you've never listened.

So I try to listen first... perhaps I'm too nice a 
guy. A few times the QSO overheard was a discussion 
about how much fun it is to camp out during a contest 
and mess with the corn-testers. ;-)

Mike N2MG

> Computer interfaces are a godsend on 40 and 80. 
> That's my answer to save us.  I never touch the
> split button on my rig anymore, I just hit the "-"
> key and enter the correct fequency (if it wasn't in
> the packet spot) and let the computer do the rest.  

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