Sad direction of the evolution of High Speed Ops is cut number for call
sign, no 5NN at all, cut numbers, and end in one dit.
Why not do as I did, I got our club E2E, or EAE.
On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 6:14 AM, Drew Vonada-Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org
> Key clicks and GJ0KE were indeed annoying this contest. But what drove me
> nuts, and I am surprised not to be reading it from others yet, was the "No
> ID while running" situation. ***It has gotten much worse***. The practice
> seems to be most evident in SA and the Caribbean.
> I heard *many* stations not IDing for a dozen QSOs. I heard one not ID
> for over 15 minutes - I felt compelled to stay there and measure it. This
> destroys the rate of people doing unassisted S&P. Many good contesters in
> the Caribbean make great rates and ID every or nearly every QSO. So this
> practice is a way to improve your rate by a tiny fraction at the cost of a
> HUGE impact on others. This is not within the spirit or rules of any
> contest. It is poor sportsmanship at best.
> To make it worse, a few stations (and I will name names from my notes if
> asked) refused a fill even when working a station asking "Call?" And I
> heard one pointedly answered "NO" when a dozen in the pileup repeatedly
> asked for "CALL?" This isn't just bad practice, it is spitting in the face
> of others who operate skillfully.
> I've actually had contesters tell me proudly how efficient they were
> because after each QSO in a big run, they skip the TU and their call and
> just send a dit. We need to change this mindset.
> Perhaps no rule changes are needed. But I call upon all of you to join in
> publicly noting that this isn't acceptable. And I call upon sponsors to
> get tough on abusers. If no reasonable attitude is forthcoming, the
> solution is to require a callsign every QSO. That may be seen by some as
> "extreme", but IMHO, this is best practice in any case.
> 73, Drew K3PA
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