The following should in no way be construed as an argument against the QSY
rule or should be seen in any way as an attempt to discredit it, but...
The QSY rule is a double-edged sword for Little Pistols, actually: it can be
darn hard to break into the instant pileup on the station inheriting, as
well, once you do 'earn' the frequency, there's no guarantee anyone will
hear your subsequent CQ.
Don't tell me it doesn't happen because it happens to me all the time.
However, as I stated above, this is in no way an argument against the QSY
rule for Sprints: I think it is what makes a Sprint-rule contest the true
test of operating skill. It just isn't always a rule that favours the Little
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2007 9:24 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] SPRINT Contest Format
> In a message dated 12/28/2007 7:57:33 AM Central Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> Seriously, it is really a great format for Little Pistol Contest
> especially when you "inherit" the frequency. No Big Guns can just sit
> parked on a particular frequency which is also cool if you have a pip
> signal. The weekly NCCC NS (and SNS) can provide you with mucho practice
> prior to the real deals which take place twice a year per mode
> And don't miss the write-up in the Jan/Feb, 2008 issue of NCJ by W0YK
> W9RE on the Thursday Night NCCC Sprints. I've started playing in these
> and it
> is a lot of fun and a great way to get ready for the weekend.
> Al, K0AD
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