[CQ-Contest] Re: Dupes

pat058 at abdn.ac.uk pat058 at abdn.ac.uk
Thu Dec 4 23:40:45 EST 2003

Hi Pete,
Yep, agreed. I thought of this one after I had made my post. It is
particularly an issue at times when I am likely not to be loud, band just
opening or closing, and of course for different reasons on split SSB on
40m!(but that's another story). My response is to ask whom they think
they've just worked, stop and listen to see if someone else is using the
frequency and give my call extra slow several times. The SSB equivalent of
sending too fast might be the tendency to slur when tired and tongue-tied.
73 Keith GM4YXI/GM7V

At 06:02 PM 12/4/03 +0000, Dr K Kerr wrote:
>>Hi Jim,
>>If I am getting a lot of dupe calls I ask myself:
>>Is there a bum spot out on me on the cluster?
>>Am I unintelligible....crap signal, sending too fast?
>>Am I not signing often enough?
>>I worked CT9L, dunno if it was you ever as op when I did, and I cannot
>> answer any of the above questions!!
> If I'm not rare, then when I'm duped by someone the first question I ask
>  myself is "Did he think he was working somebody else?  Was the timing
> just  a little off, or the frequency, or can I hear someone he might
> have worked  instead of me."  Sometimes, admittedly, I don't ask that
> when the first guy  dupes me, but if I suddenly get a flurry, especially
> on the high bands...
> 73, Pete N4ZR
> The World HF Contest Station Database was updated December 2.
> 2541 stations are listed -- 72 new and over 100 updated.
> Are you current? www.pvrc.org/wcsd/wcsdsearch.htm

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