[CQ-Contest] Practice of sending "?"

VK1FF/WB2FFY Jim Muller VK1FF at contesting.com
Wed Nov 12 23:12:37 EST 1997

I agree with Tim.   Responding to "?" rarely pays off with a QSO.  I figure
my CQ's are short and I'm sending at 30wpm or higher....so it won't hurt for
the station to stand by a couple of extra seconds while I send another CQ.  

73, Jim   VK1FF
"Tim Totten, N4GN" <n4gn at iglou.com>
>The way I figure, if I just send my call, then I have to wait for the "?"
>stn to decide whether or not he wants to call me.  In the meantime, I've
>done little to attract any other stations to call me.  By sending my
>normal CQ (which I always try to keep as short as possible), I give the
>"?" stn a split second longer to decide if he wants to call me, AND I
>increase the odds of attracting another caller or two, just in case the
>"?" stn finds out I'm a dupe.  (In which case, he would legally ID before
>leaving the frequency, right?!) 

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