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

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] "?" not equal to "QRL?"
From: "Ward Silver" <hwardsil@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2006 11:06:27 -0700
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> >> There's no time in contests to listen.
> >
> > And that, my friends, is the problem.
> To me, that's akin to saying there's no time for operating properly, and I
> just don't believe that's the case.
> There are dozens of ways even top-performing stations 'lose' a few seconds
> here or there, so saying there's no time to listen first -- something
> that's
> been part of the amateur code of conduct since there's been amateur radio
> --
> is just an excuse for poor procedure.
> And if there's no time to listen, how do you copy the stations calling
> you?
> 73, kelly
> ve4xt

I certainly have no problems losing a few seconds here or there.  In fact,
most of the time I feel like I'm desperately rushing about trying to catch
raindrops in a (very) leaky bucket and hoping I manage to have some water in
the bottom at the end!

73, Ward N0AX
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