[CQ-Contest] Re: CQ Contest Digest V4 #56

Doug Smith W9WI w9wi at w9wi.com
Mon Feb 26 08:31:18 EST 2001

 > 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!!

*Sometimes*, the CQing operator can blame himself for this.

One comes to expect a certain "rhythm" to a contest CQ - "CQ TEST W9WI
W9WI", something similar.  If your CQ is unusually long or has something
else at the end, ("CQ TEST W9WI W9WI K") the calling operator may not expect
it & may launch his call before you're done.  I would suggest if you're
having frequent trouble with this you might want to take a look at how
you've got your CQ programmed.

But often, it simply is someone a bit too fast on the switch.
Doug Smith W9WI
Pleasant View (Nashville), TN EM66
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