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[CQ-Contest] Why is he ashamed

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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Why is he ashamed
From: Cqtestk4xs@aol.com
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:01:41 -0500 (EST)
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Having been on the DX side of the pileups in a contest:
Should he sign?  Yes.  Does he NEED to?  Maybe?
During a 350-400 hour signing CAN slow you down and any Qs left on the  
table because the DX didn't sign will probably be picked up later by the same  
stations passing by because he didn't sign...especially if the guy is  
VQ9/WA1XYZ  After all, if they didn't know who he was, the can't "boycott"  him.
Signing is absolutely necessary if the DX station works about 3 or 4 dupes  
in a row in the middle of a 300+ hour.  It's a sure sign he's been  
When the rate gets down to below 200 it is most definitely in the interest  
of the DX station to sign since he most definitely doesn't want guys 
passing him  by during the slower times.
This past weekend I played doing some runs and lots of S/Ping and can  
understand the frustration of the guys when an ID doesn't come every Q.   
However, having been on the other end of a 350-400 hour I can also understand  
IDing every third or fourth Q makes sense (to the DX station).
By the way the rates above refer to phone.  Halve them for CW.
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