Your understanding is 100% correct. Start practicing with the visible dupesheet
in other contests. I admit, when the "6's" column of the visible dupesheet is
full, and overflowing to the next column, it's hard to engage the brain and
K4RO Kirk Pickering wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 09, 2007 at 08:26:31AM -0800, Tree wrote:
>>The program is used in a totally different way in the sprint -
>>almost upside down and backwards from how it gets used in the SS.
> This has puzzled me for years, and I think I now understand
> why I haven't been able to use Tree's SO2R Sprint method.
> If I understand this correctly, it requires using a visible
> dupe sheet. I am so used to the computer telling me whether
> a call is a dupe, that I never developed dupe sheet reading
> skills. (See KR2Q's recent post on skills of yesterday.)
> Also, if I understand this method correctly, it requires that
> you call a station that you just found via S&P by pressing the
> space bar, WITHOUT first typing their call sign. If you do type
> their call first, that call is interpreted as an answer to your
> other radio's CQ. Do I have this right? In other words, when in
> S&P mode, you have to find a station CQing, determine his call,
> read the dupe sheet, then hit the space bar, correct? I can't
> seem to do that before someone else pounces first.
> After a hundreds of thousands of contest QSOs, I seem to be mentally
> programmed to type a call sign the very second that I hear it, and
> that won't work with this method of operating. I don't know if I can
> switch things around, but I'd like to know if my understanding is
> correct or not. I spent the first hour of the Sprint figuring out
> that I could not figure it out, but now I think I see why. Maybe?
> -Kirk K4RO
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