[CQ-Contest] ....digging through the archives....HOW TO RUN RATE by N6BT

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Thu Jun 10 13:21:13 EDT 1999

At 12:05 PM 6/10/1999 -0400, Bill Coleman AA4LR wrote:
>>d)    Limit "Thanks you's", "Good luck's", etc. to zero.  [hmmmmmmm]
>Same key word. If one sends:
>After every Q, you're wasting time.

A couple of thoughts --

Take a listen to CT1BOH's best hour at P40E in the CQWWCW test (on
www.contesting.com).  He sent "TU P40E" after almost every QSO, even at
250+/hour.  He also used "ENNN" for his exchange, but we all understand
that the exchange in CQWW is null anyhow.

TR log allows a normal "QSL" message (intended to be something like "TU
P40E TEST" and a "Quick QSL" message on CW, which can be just "R" or "TU"
or "EE" or whatever.  Even just sending "EE" lets the other station know
you've copied OK.  Surely, 2 dits of "overhead" is a pretty low price to
pay for both parties' knowing that it was a complete QSO.  

73,  Pete N4ZR
Sometimes a tower is just a tower

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