I will always say NO to "QSY for points" requests because
1. they seem like manufactured contacts to me,
2. I am following my own plan and this would be a disruption of it,
3. I must walk over to the window patch panel and unscrew coax and screw
on a new band antenna, retune my rig, try to work the guy, and then go back
to install my previous antenna and tune again.
4. I have had a number of failures to make contact in the past when I
would try this... then a total waste, and
5. if I am running, I do not want to break my rhythm or lose my freq.
So, a polite NO. 73, Charly HS0ZCW
On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 10:27 PM, <Georgek5kg@aol.com> wrote:
> Ok, let's open up a new thread...
> Something that I have noticed for years is that when trying to get another
> CW station to QSY to another band, typically because you need him as a
> mult, I will get no response to the "pse QSY to ...such-and-such band"
> In last week's ARRL DX CW contest from PJ4X, we tried repeatedly to get
> stations to move to other bands, but were more-often-than-not met with the
> "deer in headlights" blank stare! In comparing notes over 807's after the
> contest, we concluded that if the other station was loud and fast, there
> was a
> good chance that we would get a successful QSY. Otherwise, generally, no
> response at all.
> Can it be that so many stations are 1.) not really copying (or can't copy)
> the code, 2.) not interested or able to go to another band, or 3.) quickly
> moving off the frequency before we can even send the QSY request? With
> respect to the last point, we tried different canned QSY requests in our
> message. We tried "R PSE QSY TO ...", "TU PSE QSY TO ...", and bluntly
> "PSE QSY TO ..." My guess is that we got successful responses to less
> 10% of the requests to QSY.
> Your thoughts please.
> 73, George, K5KG
> George Wagner, K5KG
> Sarasota, FL
> 941-400-1960 cell
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