[CQ-Contest] CQ pattern in contest - what's your vote?

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Thu Feb 26 08:06:21 EST 2004

At 09:58 PM 2/25/04 -0600, Kelly Taylor wrote:
>As for order, I prefer callsign last: TEST at the beginning sets things up
>for someone tuning in at the beginning, call sign at the end leaves the
>right info for someone tuning in mid-CQ.

I don't think this has yet been mentioned, but if you sound like a capable 
contester, then others tuning across and hearing only your callsign twice 
will probably conclude that it's a CQ, because when calling someone you 
would normally only send your call once.  And of course there are 
exceptions -- so, indeed, "it depends", but I prefer TEST first and two of 
my callsign after.

73, Pete N4ZR
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