[CQ-Contest] To ID or not to ID

Kelly Taylor ve4xt at mb.sympatico.ca
Sat Apr 5 17:03:04 EST 2003

I'm with Ed on this one: when K6LL ends a QSO with Kay Six Lima Lima, I have
no doubt he's got the info and he's ready to move on. I also note that if
conditions are marginal, he usually pops in some kind of confirmation just
to note that he is finished and he hasn't simply given up...

On CW, R or TU is best. CFM can get lost too easily, and is especially bulky
if you're not sending very fast.

73, kelly
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Parish K1EP" <k1ep at arrl.net>
To: "Zack Widup" <w9sz at prairienet.org>; <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2003 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] To ID or not to ID

> 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
> >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
> >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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