[CQ-Contest] CQ Listening time (Was Voice Keyer)

Dale Martin kg5u at hal-pc.org
Mon Mar 13 17:14:30 EST 2000

> I've been amazed at the number of times I've given up on a
> CQ, only to have
> someone call me 10 or more seconds after I've stopped transmitting.
> Sometimes, of course, someone else is already calling CQ if
> you wait that
> long.  In any case, I usually hang around a bit before moving on.
> 73,
> Scott  K9MA

Yeah, Scott.  I know the feeling.

I can't tell you how many times I've spent operating QRP and calling CQ with
few or no answers, only to stop and not but about ten seconds later, hear a
QRO++ station start calling CQ on the frequency and then hear all the
stations that were there waiting and getting ready to call me now calling
him instead.


dale, kg5u

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