[CQ-Contest] Sending Running Stn's Call

Trey Garlough trey at kkn.net
Thu Jul 30 13:47:51 EDT 1998

> QSO rate is not the only objective: not even the primary one. Accuracy 
> has to come first. Ever been to MacDonald's drive through and had your 
> order screwed up? Quick and wrong serves no purpose. 

Yes, if there is some doubt about my order at the McDonalds drive
through window, I typically retransmit *my* information, not their
information.  Retransmitting the call of the DX station is like
reaching the head of the queue at McDonalds and then asking "Is this
really McDonalds?"  This might be useful as a last-ditch technique to
save my order, but it's not a practice I would use often.

I guess my point is not so different than N6AA's remarks the other day
about how you need to adjust your operating technique to adapt to the
situation.  However, it's safe to say that configuring your logging
program to send the DX's callsign as part of the exchange every time
you answer a CQ in a DX contest probably overkill.

--Trey, N5KO

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