rfpwr at linknet.net rfpwr at linknet.net
Wed Jul 22 09:38:37 EDT 1998

I agree with Dick, N6AA that there are times, under some conditions, where
one might not send your callsign after every exchange. This would depend on
the operator and the nature of the pileup. I know on the few occasions in my
life when I have generated a big enough pileup to run sustained big rate, it
is common for me to pick out several callsigns ahead and quickly work them
before dumping my call in again. There are many others who do this. I don't
think this leads to confusion, and slightly increases the rate. I'm not
talking about taking a list :) Just picking out 3 or 4 calls at once, and
working them in sequence. I am not talking about standing by without id'ing
to pick calls out. 

There is no one technique which works the best under all conditions. Unless
one is running substantially over 140-150 Q's per hour, I doubt that
identifying after every Q makes much difference in the rate. It might not
make any difference at all, as illustrated by the big results W4AN had at K6T.  

In my case, I have seldom had a big enough signal to do this, but it has
happened to me a few times. Fun while it lasts. 

73, Chas N8RR

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