There are many bad signal situations that are not bad tone. In the YT1A case I
mentioned, the big thing was spurious signals (with good tone) +/- 400 Hz, plus
I believe some phase noise.
Others have mentioned sending a non-9 value for the T in RST. This has several
1. The serious problems are not tone problems.
2. 5NN is so programmed into the exchange routine that it is tough to change it
in an instant.
3. If running, you probably will not immediately notice a bad (wide) signal
from a guy calling you. Before telling a guy he has a seriously bad signal, you
will want to listen to it for more than one QSO exchange. This means calling a
guy who is running.
4. There needs to be a way to quickly tell a guy (who is CQing) that he has a
bad signal, other than working him.
QCS? Q - Crappy Signal ? Other suggestions?
73 - Jim K8MR
From: Ole S. Andersen <email@example.com>
To: cq-contest <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Mon, May 11, 2015 12:07 pm
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Q-Signals for Contesting
Re: [CQ-Contest] Q-Signals for Contesting
On Sunday, May 10, 2015,
K8MR via CQ-Contest
> Now that bad
signal quality is a potential disqualifying event in
> contests, is
there a simple way to alert somebody, especially on
> his signal has
a quality issue?
? = How is the tone of my transmission?
QRI The tone of your transmission
73 Ole -
CQ-Contest mailing list