[CQ-Contest] Re: Bad practices identified

Bill Turner w7ti at jps.net
Fri Jul 21 09:45:48 EDT 2000

Actually, I did leave the QRL? out.  Several years ago K3ZO said he doesn't
use QRL?, but rather a short CQ.  If the frequency is indeed in use, he will
be told so and will QSY.  It seems like a good idea to me and that's what
I've done ever since.  Fred did get flamed somewhat, mainly I think because
he was misunderstood.  People didn't understand that he WOULD QSY. I still
think it's a good idea because it saves a small amount of time many times
during a contest.   Comments welcome.

Bill, W7TI

----- Original Message -----
From: "VR2BrettGraham" <vr2bg at harts.org.hk>
> And W7TI chipped in:
>   I say when a station QSYs he immediately relinquishes the frequency. If
>   second station finds the empty spot and calls CQ one time, it's his.
> I'll assume Bill hasn't deliberately left the QRL? bit out.  I have hard
> time holding a run frequency _without_ going off somewhere to work a
> mult.  Something that is increasingly happening to me is someone sending
> a ? followed by a CQ so soon that I haven't time to reach for the paddles
> to say the frequency is in use & could the station you just QRM'd please
> send my report again.  Arrrgh!

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