I feel lucky! :-)
I only had to wait for 19 Qs in my case for one the big boys to ID. Despite
I use a cluster to populate the band maps, I don't call till I actually
hear the DX callsign.
But anyways, isn't there some kind of complicity with the calling ones? I
mean, no one (including myself) requested him to ID during those three
I guess sending the callsign often is sort of "needed" to show some
appreciation for the callers helping rack up a big score. In the end, one
can go to the best DX spot, but if no one calls because of our rudeness, it
won't be a successful contest operation.
Hopefully this thread will help change things in this matter a bit, and
next year we will only need to wait for no more than 10 Qs :-)
Now, you raise a good point Steve. Though we are well within the log
submission time frame and deadline is two days away, one would have
expected five of the top SOAB entrants and the top MM station to have
already submitted their logs. Prefereably one minute after the contest, or
one hour, or two, or three, but not days. Also knowing there is a good
asset like cqcontest.ru where participants can automatically report their
scores using their logging software (N1MM, TR4W, Win-Test, WriteLog,
5MContest, QARTest, AATest are supported), one would have expected these
same stations to be reporting their progress as well.
I strongly believe there is a huge breath of fresh air blowing through CQ
WW DX contests, but if we all help a bit more, making contesting better
will actually happen faster.
On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM, Steve London <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 11/28/2012 09:30 AM, Martin , LU5DX wrote:
> Having said that, I personally believe that some times it is okay to just
>> TU for up to three/four Qs if you find yoursef in a situation where three
>> or four stations have called you at once and you want to "dispatch" them
>> first. Something like what's seen at: http://youtu.be/-zQ0V3zaYno
> There is no issue with three/four Qs between identifying, if it's a good
> operator like you. It's the guys that are going 20 or more Qs without
> Since you are naming some good-guys, I won't be afraid to name some
> offenders. Examples of this are the current #1 SOAB HP claimed score, P40F,
> and the yet-to-announce-his-score TO7A.
> Steve, N2IC
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