[CQ-Contest] Callsigns and such

Tom Horton k5iid at ntelos.net
Fri Mar 14 16:05:06 EST 2003

  Shame on you for telling everyone about this technique! You should have 
said that
it is important that they call immediately.

That way, those of us who do the "hang back" technique have an even better 
That really does work well on QRP!!!
73, Tom K5IID

At 01:55 3/14/03 -0800, Tom Osborne wrote:

>From: "Kelly Taylor
>Subject: [CQ-Contest] Callsigns and such
> >? I'd say
> > that unless you spend a lot of time QRPing, the short, snappy >call
>has the edge.
>Hi Kelly, et al
>In my years of DX'ing, I've finally came to the conclusion that I will
>never be first one to call in a pileup.  I've had much better luck by
>hanging back a second or so then calling.  Been lots and lots of times
>I hear "The station ending in Hotel Yankee."  Same way on CW.  Always
>best to wait a milisecond before calling instead of trying to be
>first.   It's fun to watch the S-meter for a while before joining the
>fray.  You can see it jump way up just after the DX calls and in about
>4 or 5 seconds, it drops down until the 2nd wave calls again (and
>again, and again--but that's a different subject).  Nice to be able to
>jump in when the S-meter goes back to S-5 instead of when it's 30
>over.  But, you have to be patient and watch the pileup for a while
>before you jump in and start calling.  73
>Tom W7WHY
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