Rex Maner k7qq at worldnet.att.net
Mon Dec 31 00:51:29 EST 2001

QUACKS at bottom
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Smith W9WI" <w9wi at w9wi.com>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2001 15:21
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Re: ROTTEN OPERATING

> > Some operators JUST DON'T CARE and are inherently sloppy.  During the
> > pileups from Brazil in WW SSB and Ascension in WW CW, when plagued by a
> > sudden spurt of dupes (thinking perhaps I was a victim of R.O. NO. 1,
> > above), I took the time to stop the pileup, and asked the offending
> > "just whom do you think you're calling?"  (that's allot of fun on CW),
> > "what do you think my call is?", and it was absolutely amazing to me HOW
> > MANY guys (at least honestly), confessed that they had NO IDEA who I
> > Wonderful!  Result: DUPE for both of us.
> I was at the other end of one of these queries in the WW CW.  You hadn't
> signed your call at the end of the previous QSO - IMHO a pretty good
> for having no idea who you were<grin>!
> When I heard "5NN 36" I was pretty sure it was you.  But if I passed the
> zone 36 station by assuming it was ZD8Z, and later learned it was actually
> 3C0XYZ, I'd be rather miffed!
> (I know you say you ID every time - and usually you do, unlike the folks
> AA4LR is complaining about.  I also know that even when you try to do so,
> every once in awhile you'll miss one.  Seems to happen to me most often
> I've finished a difficult QSO with a lot of hand-sent code.  And yes,
> chances are the next QSO will be a dupe!)
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> One can build up some pretty decent rates while S&P.  If a running station
> doesn't ID, you can:
> 1. Pass him by, tune on to the next running station.  And risk losing a
> valid QSO - and possibly a multiplier.
> 2. Keep listening until he IDs and you can tell whether he's a dupe.
> 3. Call him anyway and ask for his call.
> #1 is the fastest, and the least likely to add to your score.  *IF* he IDs
> on the next QSO, and if he's a dupe, #2 and #3 are equally fast.  If he
> *doesn't* ID next time - or if he *isn't* a dupe - #3 is faster.  Guess
> which one I'll choose!

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> Doug Smith W9WI
> Pleasant View (Nashville), TN EM66

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