K5ZD CQWW CW Story (Long)

N3BB at aol.com N3BB at aol.com
Sat Dec 7 18:06:51 EST 1996

I found the long summary fascinating, albeit long.  Printed it out and have
reread it several times.  These are very helpful here.  I keep them for
reference, and find them to be one of the most valuable things here on the
CQ-Contest reflector.

Gads!  After the endless "vanity" drivel, the actual contest reports are a
key reason I subscribe here anyhow!  To Randy and K3ZO, keep 'em coming!  
73, Jim N3BB/5

>From ng0x at ricochet.net (Dave Curtis)  Sat Dec  7 23:19:47 1996
From: ng0x at ricochet.net (Dave Curtis) (Dave Curtis)
Date: Sat, 07 Dec 1996 15:19:47 -0800
Subject: 10 Meter Novice "Contest Free" Zone
References: <Pine.BSI.3.95.961203153139.18643A-100000 at cloud9.net>
Message-ID: <32A9FB93.614B at ricochet.net>

> The point might be made as to why the LU govt. did not check with
> contest organizers before making such a decision.  In any case,
> it would seem that a contest-only segment for LU novices is more
> effective in the 28500 area where in my experience more contest
> activity takes place.<snip>
> Very 73,
> J.P. Kleinhaus, W2XX
> Chairman ARRL CAC

With all due respect, J.P., I think you misplace the importance
of contesting, the CAC, and yourself, if you think the government
of every nation in the world ought to check with the CAC before
it makes up a radio regulation.  sheesh! get some perspective.

73, Dave N6NZ

>From Tim_Coad at smtp.svl.trw.com (Tim Coad)  Sat Dec  7 23:48:18 1996
From: Tim_Coad at smtp.svl.trw.com (Tim Coad) (Tim Coad)
Date: 7 Dec 1996 15:48:18 -0800
Subject: CW Contest Question
Message-ID: <n1362148552.34031 at smtp.svl.trw.com>

To continue my growth in CW skills, I ask the following question:

Say, Im on 20mtrs from Calif listening for eur. The band is open, signals
are loud, but theres quite a bit of echo on the sigs. So much echo that at
around 30 WPM you can not easily tell a dit from a dah or one letter from
the next. 

So I call the DX at about 22wpm. But they usually don't slow down so I don't
get their call. I try sending ECHO QRS, but they still usually dont QRS, and
Im not sure if they know what I mean anyway. So I try sending real fast
figuring they wont be able to copy me either and they will figure out the
problem. But then I get ?? back at me but still no QRS....I guess theres no
motivation to slow down since he is probably running rock solid east coast

Its frustrating when a loud signal, usually a mult, is totally uncopyable.

Any ideas?

Tim - NU6S

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