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[CQ-Contest] No more "QRZed?"

Subject: [CQ-Contest] No more "QRZed?"
From: k3dne@adelphia.net (Ed Kucharski)
Date: Wed Apr 2 15:35:21 2003
I've heard that some dx stations use this technique as pile-up 
management  - supposedly it thins the pile - but I too find it frustrating. 
I spend a lot of time saying "what's your call?" which probably makes the 
pile-up even more confusing.

At 08:00 AM 4/2/2003 -0500, Bill Coleman wrote:

>I only spent a few hours in the WPX SSB this weekend, but I was very
>frustrated with the number of stations who would finish a contest QSO and
>then simply say: "QRZed?".
>This sort of poor operating technique makes me want to crawl through the
>radio and throttle the guy on the other end. I wish there were a rule
>that stated operators had to send their callsign for every QSO, or if
>they used QRZ, they would have to use it in conjunction with their
>As a low power operator who spends a lot of time in S & P mode, these
>operators who refuse to sign until you ask waste everyone's time,
>including their own.
>Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr@arrl.net
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