[CQ-Contest] "please copy"

James Neiger n6tj at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 25 19:03:34 EDT 2002

Once again, I find myself essentially in-tune with what Bob, and some
others, have written.

Instead of ridiculing our FD brethren, they need to be encouraged, and shown
HOW to do it.  We all had to start some-time, some-how,  and I wonder how
many of us would like to hear recordings of our first ever QSO's, contest or

Sadly, in the collective, we have managed to leave a pathetic legacy of HOW
NOT TO OPERATE for all the world to hear, and emulate.

WHERE do these gentlemen learn the "please copy"?  NETS and LISTS, of
course.  Wonderful examples of how not to operate......

WHERE do these gentlemen learn that you don't even have to know the other
station's call, before calling?  PACKET, of course.
Perhaps the ULTIMATE example of non-operating.

We have met the enemy, and it is us.

Vy 73

Jim Neiger
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob, N5RP" <N5RP at pdq.net>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 11:48 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] "please copy"

> I, for one, am grateful for every contact I make during FD weekend with a
> new station or operator that might normally never get on during HF contest
> operations.
> As I work the "inefficient ops", I make a point, not always, but often, of
> thanking them for the contact, wishing them a "good morning'" before I
> the exchange, and even take a second to ask the op where the exact
> and setup situation might be.
> Adherence to ultra rate highly efficient contest QSO exchange format ? -
> not exactly.
> Fun ? - yes.
> Will it bring somebody new into a weekend chase ? - Hopefully.
> Do I care at how inept the "other end" might be in the QSO exchange ? -
> Bob Perring
> ...........................................
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