[CQ-Contest] RE: QRL?
MARTIN MONSALVO LW9EUJ
lw9euj at ciudad.com.ar
Thu May 25 08:56:16 EDT 2000
But what if nobody asks QRL? on the frequency you are listening for the
I guess you won't spent 48 hours on that frequency waiting for some one to
----- Original Message -----
From: <n4gi at juno.com>
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Sent: Monday, July 24, 2000 5:34 PM
> Hmmm... Guess (what I thought was) my secret is out. I hardly ever QRL
> a freq. As was posted here earlier, I wait till someone else does it for
> me, then I reply with an R and take over.
> Another alternative method which works for me is to simply call the
> station (a few times, QRQ of course..) that is suspected of being "out to
> lunch" on their run freq. (listen WELL to make sure first!). Most of the
> time, I get an answer, usually by someone other than the runner, wanting
> to work me. Soliciting contacts without CQing.... Good way to elbow in.
> I know I have snagged many mults this way, by answering their call to
> another station who does not reply (I don't park-N-CQ on these freqs.
> Of course there are situations where this is not appropriate (ie
> pileups), you have to use common sense, but if the op is THERE he will
> answer you, tell you to QSY, QSO B4, or something.
> Blake M. Meinecke, N4GI
> MEMBER: Univeristy of Central Florida Amateur Radio Club, Florida
> Contest Group, WWYC #36, UCF Alumni Contest Club
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