This response is about the problem of lack of ID in a contest, not about a
I listen for 2 or 3 Q's for an ID, and then work them even if they haven't yet.
If a running station isn't sending their call, I work him as though *I* am
running, by sending THEIR call and the exchange, and make them worry I am
about to STEAL THE QRG.
And I am *VERY LOUD...*
In EVERY instance of doing this, the other station IMMEDIATELY signs to try
to re-assert who is running. This costs them even more time than they
thought they were saving, and puts them on notice. A secondary benefit is
that if I am working them based on a cluster spot, I get to verify the
spot's accuracy. A tertiary benefit is that everyone else will also hear
their call from my end, giving them a chance to hear what might be a weaker
station's callsign repeated from a big station's signal.
If everyone on the S&P end did this, all infrequently ID-ing stations would
quickly lose this very bad habit of long runs with no ID.
Team member @ KM1W
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-- |----| means "Way, Path."
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