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

John Laney k4bai at worldnet.att.net
Fri Sep 17 14:17:04 EDT 2004

Hello all:

One very helpful thing to avoid the confusion as to acknowledging Sprint 
QSOs would be if everyone possible used full QSK.  I know a number of 
very good contest operators who do not like to use QSK, but they are 
losing out on the opportunity to hear that station who sends a quick R 
or dit-dit at the end of their Exchange, as well as the one who doubles 
with them or who was actually calling someone else and calls again while 
they are transmitting.

I know it may be a distraction with SO2R and that may be a trade-off 
that you make for SO2R, but I highly recommend that every CW contester 
use full QSK whenever possible.  My doubtful Sprint exchanges or 
acknowledgements have been significantly reduced since I got an Alpha 78 
full QSK amplifier.


John, K4BAI.

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