[CQ-Contest] Don't we need to change the sprint protocol?
k4bai at worldnet.att.net
Fri Sep 17 14:17:04 EDT 2004
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.
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