[CQ-Contest] N0SS - BINGO!

Jim White k4oj at tampabay.rr.com
Thu Jun 27 10:48:32 EDT 2002

from the reflector we see a winner in the post from Tom, N0SS

">What is wrong with being polite?

Nothing whatsoever.

However, when you are in a real emergency situation, the less unnecessary
verbiage the better. You want to get the important information passed
without any extraneous traffic.


Tom  N0SS"

...there is no question, especially on SSB, that there is some
"salesmanship" in making QSOs with non-contesters...K4XS's "anyone anywhere"
comes to mind....but....if you are truly running 'em I believe you should
NOT use extraneous verbiage - bottom line it lowers the efficiency of BOTH
the sending and receiving station.  Save the fluff for the QSL message -
instead of "QSL QRZed" a "thanks QSL QRZed" is about all that should be
needed UNLESS as I mentioned before you are in "contest enlightenment mode"
and trolling for newbies on the top end of 10 meters!

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