[CQ-Contest] CW speed - send vs. copy
n5nj at worldnet.att.net
Wed Nov 18 13:07:29 EST 1998
>If a guy can't copy me at the speed
>I'm sending, then he shouldn't call me. I don't WANT him to call me if
>he can't copy me.
OK enough heard from the "foreigners". In a DX contest, what
Bruce says is generally true. If the guy can't listen to 3 or 4 rapid qsos
and figure out what he's going to get, forget it ! Just sending QRS
takes a lot of nerve in a pileup.
In SS, it's a different story - especially on Sunday afternoon when you're
lucky to get a 40 hour going. QRS appended to the end of the call in SS is
fine as it serves to reduce the necessity to waste time doing fills.
I also think you should send at whatever speed you're most comfortable that
not negatively affect your rate by keeping less skilled operators from
I also would not automatically match the calling station's speed - unless he
tacks on a
QRS request when he calls.
I did have this happen several times in CW SS and it works well !
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