[CQ-Contest] Logging Dupes

Dale L Martin kg5u at hal-pc.org
Thu Dec 20 07:31:06 EST 2001

I've reconfigured TR to always send the call of the guy I'm
> working to try & prevent this, but the moral of the story
> remains, WORK THE
> Alan NS0B

Why do some contests require the other station's call in the exchange and
other's don't?

I much prefer and feel more comfortable using the other station's callsign
at the beginning of the exchange.  It tells him that I copied what he sent
and removes most doubt as to the accuracy of the call as received.  (I
didn't do it in ARRL 10--I caved to peer group pressure.)

Too, it also raises the formality of the contact.  A conversation with
someone is always enhanced and personalized when one uses the other person's
name.  Let's do it in contests.

There have been the recurring questions, too, about injecting something
other than just 599 TX or whatever into the exchange to give it some
variety.  The other station's call should take care of some of that.

Downside:  It reduces the rate.  Tough!

dale, kg5u

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