[CQ-Contest] To ID or not to ID

Ed Parish K1EP k1ep at arrl.net
Sat Apr 5 11:18:30 EST 2003

At 09:33 AM 4/5/03 -0600, Zack Widup wrote:

>This is perfectly acceptable to me.  I'll wait around if your rate is high
>and you ID every 3 calls when I'm doing S&P.  If someone is only working
>one every 2 minutes though, it's unlikely I'll stick around.
>Another practice I don't care for is when the other station just sends his
>call after working me, no "TU" or "R" or anything.  It isn't always
>obvious I've had a good QSO.  In the past when this happened, I was in
>doubt and deleted the QSO.  Now I just leave it in. But how much is your
>rate going to decline by just adding "R" after each completed QSO?

I assume you are talking about CW.  I would agree with you that a TU, CFM, or R should be sent.  But on SSB, I think that just the call is acceptable.  Information can be conveyed with the tone of your voice, which can't be done on CW.  What I can't stand, is when you do ID after EVERY QSO and someone pops in with "your call?" or CL? (on CW).   In that case, I will ignore him and continue with my run or CQ'ing.

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