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Re: [CQ-Contest] Splqdecripity

To: "Bob Gates" <regates@kingwoodcable.com>,"cq-contest" <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Splqdecripity
From: "Barry " <w2up@mindspring.com>
Reply-to: w2up@mindspring.com
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 12:09:21 -0000
List-post: <mailto:cq-contest@contesting.com>
Tip #1: Never depend on the Cluster for a callsign, especially if 
it's a difficult-to-copy call.  There's a good chance it's wrong.
Ask Tom, 8P1A, how many pileups started and they were all dupes 
because someone spotted him as AP1A.

Tip#2: If you can't get the call in a reasonable amount of time (30-
60 secs?), move on - especially when it's not multiplier.  There are 
enough other stations to work.

Barry W2UP

On 9 Mar 2004 Bob Gates wrote: 
> My problem on numerous occasions was understanding the call of the DX
> station. I stuck with one European station for over 20 minutes trying
> to get his call. Not a language problem, but a speed problem.  I think
> he was severely OD'd on Speed, or had programmed his voice keyer to
> play back at fast forward.  At least that's what it sounded like at my
> end.  It didn't seem to bother anyone else, but I was at a loss until
> I finally noticed his full call on DX Summit.  If it hadn't been for
> that, I'd still be listening today.
> > 
> Hoping to "hear" from someone with listening tips.
> 73, Bob W7BJ
Barry Kutner, W2UP              Internet: w2up@mindspring.com
Newtown, PA                     Frankford Radio Club

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