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Re: [CQ-Contest] "?" not equal to "QRL?"

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] "?" not equal to "QRL?"
From: <w9wi@w9wi.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 07:19:44 -0400
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On Wed, 9 Aug 2006 18:35:45 -0500
  "Mark Beckwith" <n5ot@n5ot.com> wrote:
> "Di-di-dah-dah-di-dit" does not mean "is the frequency 
>in use?"  Using it 
> as such is bad form.  MHO.

Beats the heck out of "IE" which *is* officially 

I would suspect ? is nearly universally recognized among 
serious contesters.  On the other hand, I suspect a lot of 
non-contesters don't recognize it.  It's probably more 
important that we avoid disrupting non-contest QSOs than 
that we play fair with each other.

Doug Smith W9WI
Pleasant View, TN EM66
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