[CQ-Contest] FD Operating

David L. Thompson thompson at mindspring.com
Tue Jun 25 23:20:08 EDT 2002

Operating a casual 1B this happened to me several times.  This actually
turns the frequency over to me.  I send 1B Georgia and W7ABC comes back with
2A Washington.  Its also slows things down.

I also noted extra comments (such as North Carolina sure beats Georgia).
Several also told me "when last heard" but since a report is not needed I
can't figure out why this is said.

Regarding the phrase "please copy" I hear this now in local traffic
handling.   As an old hand (years ago ) of the National Trafiic System
(local, TCC,  and both RN5 and 4RN) this must be a new technique.  I hope
ARES does not teach this and I am asking the Georgia SM about this.  Its
extra words that aren't needed whether a contest or an emergency test

I did note some excellent operators even among the young and the YL's
recruited to bring in contacts.
K1AR's first contacts were at a field day before he was first licensed (in
the July Contest Column in CQ)...bet there are a lot of us out there!

73 Dave K4JRB

> K5ZM (at K7AW) said he heard:
> >"CQ Field Day, W7ABC..."
> >
> >"K7AW.."
> >
> >"K7AW, go ahead.." (??!!)
> And it's not just FD.

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