[CQ-Contest] SS (and other contest) QSO's

Dale Martin kg5u at hal-pc.org
Mon Nov 10 09:22:09 EST 1997

During SS CW, in my extended S&P (QRP) mode, I ran across the
following numerous times: 

.....k2xyz 59 nnj...tu cq ss k9abc ss 

Normal, no? 

not from my point of view.  I can't tell you how many times I was
there and ready to send my call, waiting for the TU message to 
finally finish...if only the guy had simply said TU and paused a 
second, he would have found me dropping my call in and be 
logging me.
I even tried to preempt the TU by slipping in immediately after the 
section.  Generally, he TU'ed either exactly when I sent my call 
or he ignored me and responded with his full TU message.

Try it during SS SSB, say your TU, then listen. If you hear nothing 
within a second or so, then send the rest of the TU message.


Dale Martin, KG5U
kg5u at hal-pc.org

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