[CQ-Contest] Technique for calling DX in contests (fwd)

Bob N8YGG bobkathylangham at postoffice.worldnet.att.net
Wed Jul 29 20:14:10 EDT 1998


I agree with you that its a nice practice and it also gives everyone a 
chance to find out who the DX is, if they arn't signing thier call after
every qso.


David R. Andersen wrote:
> > However here is an example of another type of poor technique I
> > observed in the contest.  A lot of people have their logging programs
> > programmed to send the DX's call as part of the exchange, for example:
> >
> > R HC1OT
> >               "the pack" responds
> > W1XYZ 599-1234
> >               HC1OT TU 599-028   <---  bad technique
> > R HC1OT, etc
> >
> > Why did W1XYZ send my call?
> Its difficult for me to believe that sending the callsign of the station you
> are working is "poor operating technique."  I can imagine several reasons
> why, in this example, W1XYZ would send your call.  Most probably, it is
> so that the stations calling 200 Hz above you and 300 Hz below you aren't
> mistaken into thinking that W1XYZ is working them.  This eliminates one of the
> most common kinds of errors made by run stations - that of working callers
> who are actually qsoing another station that can't be heard by you.
> Or am I missing something?
> Dave
> K0RX

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