[CQ-Contest] Don't we need to change the sprint protocol?

Rex Maner k7qq at netzero.net
Fri Sep 17 09:26:09 EDT 2004

I might be reading incorrectly,  However if the  QSO ends being busted for
you and you remove it from your log then the Other guy is the only one


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Coleman" <aa4lr at arrl.net>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 12:26
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Don't we need to change the sprint protocol?

> This scenario keeps playing out for me in each CW Sprint.
> I call CQ. Someone answers. I send him my exchange. He sends me his,
> but I miss something, like the number.
> Right as he finishes, someone else calls. I sit there sending NR? NR?
> NR? over and over, but they both ignore me. Soon the station is gone,
> and I've got a busted QSO.
> Granted, most of my problem with copying the exchange is due to my poor
> CW skills. But it could just as easily be a static crash or other QRM
> that causes me to miss something.
> Perhaps we need to change the sprint protocol to avoid this situation.
> Let's avoid calling until the station leaving the frequency sends R or
> di-dit or something to indicate he received the exchange.
> Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr at arrl.net
> Quote: "Not within a thousand years will man ever fly!"
>              -- Wilbur Wright, 1901
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