> So the second I quit calling CQ someone else can open
> up with a CQ on that frequency because I am not
> transmitting? How am I supposed to hear any replies?
how long does it take to hear a reply? i have tried to get strong stations to
hear my weak signal between the almost 2 sec gaps of calling CQ. i end up
marking them and hoping the band changes so they can hear me.
if you are waiting more than 5 seconds to put a signal out, then countless
numbers have just spun right past you, including the rare mult you missed last
i have nothing against skilled use of SO2R by ops with a sense of fairplay.
being man/woman enough to concede the frequency if you are caught in a pileup
on the other radio is not only fair, it shows respect for all operators.
do you get the frequency back if you had to run to the bathroom for a minute to
answer nature's call? then why should you expect it when you were answering a
call on the 2nd radio?
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