In my case, it's not more than a few tenths of a second after hearing "TU"
that I've spun the dial to the next signal, so #3 for me. If I am running,
odds are very low that I'd QSY if I'm SO.
I believe a lot of S&P stations aren't keen to QSY if they are SO and not
yet ready to leave that band. I observe that the running station often
makes a very long transmission to request the QSY. By the time they are
finished, a long time has passed. If I can QSY for a friend that I know is
operating the DX station, I am happy to do it.
In the same way that WAE has the QTC? query, perhaps a protocol of QSY? or
some other Q-signal (QSX?) should become the shorthand to ask first, before
spouting off a 6-letter and 5-digit QSY request. That might save everyone a
lot of time and trouble.
QSY requests are infinitely easier to make, and to somehow respond to, on
Phone of course.
"Style is a simple way of saying complicated things." --J. Cocteau
\ | | ---Tao. A chinese character that
-- |----| means "Way, Path."
/_________ Geoffrey Way
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