[CQ-Contest] sharp filters

Dave Hachadorian k6ll at juno.com
Sun Feb 23 23:18:27 EST 2003

On Sun, 23 Feb 2003 19:25:52 -0800 "Chuck Reville" <k3ft at starpower.net>

> The question I have..  Does the group have a consensus as to 
> feelings about
> not answering people who are 'a fair ways' outside zero beat so that 
> they
> will be forced to better zerobeat you OR do you just answer 'em to 
> get 'em
> worked and not worry about it? 

Good question.
If a caller is off frequency, the first decision is whether or not he
is calling me or someone else. On cw or rtty, I send a question mark, to
have him send his call again, even if I copied it correctly the first
If he responds to my question mark, chances are, he's calling me. On
ssb it's easier to work it out. I'll usually tell someone that they have
their rit turned on. I've been playing with rtty lately, and with the the
mark and space separated by 170 hz, I'm amazed at how many people call
up to 150 hz off frequency. 

Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
Yuma, AZ

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