I was inadvertently ambiguous in my late night/early morning posting. My
apologies. Here's an example of what I meant:
1. TEST (or CQ) TEST WW3DE WW3DE [Avoid the inclination to add "TEST" here,
since stations will start answering you after you send your call sign twice;
besides, they already know you're calling CQ in the contest]
3. W8EXK 599 DE
4. TU 599 WV
5. TU QRZ [I might add "WW3DE" here or send my call sign instead of "QRZ,"
but avoid appending "TEST." See above.]
I hope this is more clear.
73, Rick / WW3DE
From: Rick Lindquist, WW3DE [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 12:35 AM
To: Igor Sokolov
Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Contest Exchange
Well, as long as everyone is chiming in: The very last thing I want to hear
in a transmission from a station soliciting contacts in any way, shape or
form is that station's call sign. Broke my own rule during the CQ 160 this
past weekend, but I didn't want to take the time to edit the macro. End with
"test" and stations will jump in after they hear your call sign, and you'll
almost always (well, I will) miss the calling station's ID.
Enjoyed handing out a few DE Qs, but even better was working DE myself! I
worked two DC stations before finally working my own state.
73, Rick / WW3DE
Sent from my iPad
On Feb 2, 2011, at 0:07, "Igor Sokolov" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi Pete and all,
> Being on the S&P side I would rather hear
> N4ZR N4ZR test
> instead of
> CQ TEST N4ZR TEST
> For me to know your call sign is more important then the word TEST given
> twice :)
> And please please no /QRP This is not part of the call.
> 73, Igor UA9CDC
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pete Smith" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 3:07 AM
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Contest Exchange
>> I'm a sucker for a good hypothetical, Joe.
>> Here's how I think it should go:
>> CQ TEST N4ZR TEST
>> P5AL 5NN WV
>> TU 5NN 100
>> TU N4ZR
>> 73, Pete N4ZR
>> The World Contest Station Database, updated daily at
>> The Reverse Beacon Network at http://reversebeacon.net, blog at
>> spots at telnet.reversebeacon.net, port 7000
>> On 2/1/2011 10:36 AM, Joe wrote:
>>> This was lightly touched on a while ago. But today it got me to
>>> thinking. What is the best exchange out there?
>>> I mean really, what now days do you expect to hear so you can maximize
>>> your ability to copy the information, and make max QSO rates?
>>> I remember the conversation here about none of the not needed "Thank
>>> You" or "Please Copy" stuff on Phone.
>>> And I remember in the 70's on CW the BK was sent at the end of every
>>> transmission to let the other station know it's being turned over to
>>> them now.
>>> Like sent in CW "K9XYZ UR 5NN WI BK"
>>> I can't remember the last time I heard a BK,
>>> Or like in Field Day as an example in the 70's again, Like the end of a
>>> contact would have been something like
>>> "K9XYZ RR TU QRZ FD DE WB9SBD K
>>> I know nothing like this happens anymore.
>>> So say with the up coming ARRL CW DX Contest, the exchange is,
>>> W/VE: RST + (state/province)
>>> non-W/VE: RST + power
>>> Whats everyone thoughts of what you would wish everyone would use as a
>>> format on a typical QSO?
>>> I'm curious to see the possible wide variances of what people would like
>>> to hear.
>>> Joe WB9SBD
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