[CQ-Contest] Little Gun Dilemma: Callsign not acknowledged

Scott Ellington sdelling at facstaff.wisc.edu
Tue Feb 19 17:02:56 EST 2002

At 4:05 PM -0500 2/19/02, Pete Smith wrote:
>My personal preference, as a consumer of QSOs with big and little guns
>alike, is the following:
>When the running station doesn't get my call right, I send:
>"N4ZR (slightly longer pause) 599WV"

I've found that 90% of the time when I do that,  the other guy fails 
to repeat my call, so I don't know whether he got it or not.  With 
the X4 penalty, it usually makes sense to delete those.    (My UBN 
reports confirm the results when I don't delete them!)  So, while it 
takes slightly more time to withold the exchange, I don't know any 
other way to be sure of getting the confirmation.  Any other ideas?


Scott  K9MA
Scott Ellington
Madison, Wisconsin  USA
sdelling at facstaff.wisc.edu

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