I agree, If i use my call WB9SBD even without phoenitics 9 times out of
10 they are CQing again. Even with the club call W9ET this happens and
you can't get much shorter than that! Just think listening a little bit
longer might just get you another Q and maybe even a mult. And I also
do what you do I'll try 3 or 4 times and if nothing I move on.
The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Zack Widup wrote:
> I don't have too many "pet peeves" in contesting, but one of them is the
> station/operator who calls CQ and by the time I've said/sent my call once in
> response, they're well into another CQ. And I have a short callsign! Are
> people only listening for signals that will blow their front ends out? How
> can you only listen for 2 seconds before calling CQ again?
> I usually only bother about 4 times with that and then I go elsewhere
> when doing S&P.
> 73, Zack W9SZ
> On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 10:16 AM, Charlie Gallo<Charlie@thegallos.com>wrote:
>> On 10/28/2009 James Thresher wrote:
>>> Just remember that if you can't hear them, you can't work them. So
>>> I would strongly suggest you look at your antenna's first, even if
>>> the improvements are only small given your restrictions.
>>> 73 James 2E0YOM
>> I'm in a similar situation to Tim (although there are some antenna
>> improvements that might happen). One of the seriously frustrating parts of
>> CQWW when running low power, and low short antennas is you CAN hear a lot of
>> folks, but they CAN'T hear YOU. Every Q takes 2-3 minutes to get a quiet
>> spot, and a lot of the time (certain operators), they are calling CQ over,
>> and over, and over, with 5-10 second breaks (just long enough to throw a
>> call sign) and if you don't come in loud enough, they never even try to come
>> 73 de KG2V
>> For the Children - RKBA!
>> My Website: http://www.thegallos.com
>> My Blog: http://kg2v.blogspot.com
>> A rose by any other name would be "deadly thorn-bearing assault
>> CQ-Contest mailing list
> CQ-Contest mailing list
> No virus found in this incoming message.
> Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
> Version: 8.5.423 / Virus Database: 270.14.38/2467 - Release Date: 10/29/09
CQ-Contest mailing list