[CQ-Contest] Whats happened to DE ???

Mike Gilmer - N2MG n2mg at contesting.com
Sun Feb 25 18:09:31 EST 2001

 > At 03:22 PM 2/25/01 -0500, Tom Rauch wrote:
 >  >
 >  >Often I just listen in contests. Hearing both ends, it is very plain
 >  >QSK is not always the issue. Quite often the other person doesn't
 >  >even wait for the first person to finish!!

In my current (lack of) antenna situation I find that I absolutely must be 
the first signal heard to catch the ear of the station calling CQ (assuming 
multiple callers).  I cannot be slow on the response and simply overpower 
anyone else.  So I find myself poised to send my call and sometimes the 
other station ends his exchange in an unexpected way (a "K" or an extra 
"TEST" or similar) and I get tricked.  Usually, I can hear it just as it 
comes out and I stop, wait and restart.  Sometimes, I'm sure, I "miss".

73 Mike N2MG

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