During the recent ARRL DX CW contest the experience of someone obviously using
SO2R and trying to hold a frequency while going away for some other QSO reared
it's head on 40M.
Finding what seemed to be a clear frequency at 7003.5 after QRLing many times
with no answer only to have a station come back after 2-3 minutes starting to
call CQ. OK, so I can understand how this can happen even though we worked 2 or
3 stations before the US station returned. Should I leave the frequency? Maybe.
Then he disappears for another 2-3 minutes. We work some more DX. Then he
comes back calling CQ again. The time gone was just too long to expect a clear
frequency when returning.
I really can't remember what we finally did. I think we moved but it was
irritating for 15 minutes I am sure ruining both our rates. Next time we just
will have to see who wins.
Dick - KB1H
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