[CQ-Contest] Re: K4OJ's problem

Bill Tippett btippett at alum.mit.edu
Tue Dec 18 15:08:07 EST 2001

I wrote:
> 1.  If the station is water-weak, when I get a call that appears to
> be a dupe I say "QSO B4" and move on.  Why?  Because after getting a
> call sign at the noise margin, the last thing I want to do is to
> struggle getting a unique serial number for a QSO that is a dupe.  

W9WI wrote:
>I suppose there's some good reason why not that would have made sense if I
>wasn't typing at 1:00am, but...
>If he's a dupe, do you really care if you get his serial number right?  Why
>not just guess, or make something up?  He's not going to count anyway...

	I just hate putting anything into my log that I KNOW is not correct.
It also takes another round after getting a weak call for him to send
exchange...and it's usually these guys that send my call, their call and
exchange each 3 times at 10 WPM...and then add their family history!  I 
don't know how many times I've struggled with a weak station getting a
serial number correct...and THEN he corrects his call to one that is 

						73,  Bill  W4ZV

P.S.  On the second point, maybe I'm getting old but it seems the
of CW-sending hit an alltime low in this contest!

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