[CQ-Contest] RULES ARE RULES
Ted Sarah - W8TTS
tsarah at neo.rr.com
Wed Nov 21 15:46:13 EST 2001
I'll second Bruce's comment. That extra second to correct the number and
precident, plus hearing the call in the exchange helps a bunch. But, as
usual fat fingers, I did end up working a couple of stations twice.
73 - Ted - W8TTS
Bruce Ferry wrote:
> I only remember 2 or 3 out of the 400+ that I worked who did NOT include
> the callsign in the exchange. I was thankful for two reasons:
> 1. It gave me a moment to correct the number and precident in case I
> fumble fingered it.
> 2. I was SURE of the callsign after hearing it a second (at least) time.
> I can also see the real value of having it there rather than using your
> callsign every time you call QRZ. I did strictly S&P on this contest and
> found that I picked out the callsign most often from the exchange and
> not the CQ/QRZ call.
> When you're the run station then adding a bit of time after the
> number/precident to allow the calling station a bit more time to type it
> right probably pays off in not having to repeat those two items as
> Bruce Ferry, AK8B
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