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

Doug Smith W9WI w9wi at earthlink.net
Sat Sep 18 00:50:09 EDT 2004

On Fri, 2004-09-17 at 07:26, Bill Coleman wrote:
> 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.

I think Bill has a valid point.  I don't think QSK would fix it, and it
definitely doesn't only happen when you pause.  

It's true that if you scratch the QSO, it's the other guy who gets
dinged.  On the other hand, you just wasted the time you spent making
the QSO only to delete it - time that's obviously precious during the

Doug Smith W9WI
Pleasant View (Nashville), TN  EM66

More information about the CQ-Contest mailing list