[CQ-Contest] What does this question mean?

Jimk8mr at aol.com Jimk8mr at aol.com
Thu Aug 12 22:23:19 EDT 2004

In a message dated 8/12/2004 9:51:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time,  
aa4lr at arrl.net writes:

During  the recent NAQP CW, I was having fun running some stations on 40 
CW.  Between callers, someone sent me a burst of CW that I didn't quite 
catch.  After a couple of repeats, I believe he asked: UR RIG YAESU  

To which I replied, NO ELECRAFT K2

I don't know  who asked the question, or even if I got it right. My 
question is -- why  would anyone care, especially in the middle of a  

Second, the guy was probably not seriously in the contest.
First, he probably thought you had key clicks, and was wondering if you  were 
running one of the Yaesu rigs (1000MP / D) that have become infamous for  
I had a related experience in my short time in the NAQP.  I noted a  loud 
signal, with lots of clicks, from another 4-land station. In his  posting to 3830 
afterward it was interesting seeing his station listed as "2 X  FT-1000MP".
Having installed a number of the W8JI FT-1000MP key click modifications for  
some local contesters, I was happy to know that I've done some good for the  
73  -  Jim  K8MR
Ohio QSO Party - Saturday August 28 -  Noon to Midnight  EDT

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