[CQ-Contest] Dupes during the ARRL 160

Bill Coleman aa4lr at arrl.net
Sun Dec 4 20:11:03 EST 2005

On Dec 4, 2005, at 3:50 PM, KI9A at aol.com wrote:

> Was it just me, or did anyone else notice an EXTREME amount of  
> dupes this
> weekend?

I only spent about 5 hours working the contest, but I called CQ a  
lot. I noticed this, too. And I was signing after every QSO.

My only guess is that sometimes the timing is wrong when people tune  
the bands -- they come across a station calling CQ just as they sign,  
missing the call, and rather than wait patiently for them to sign  
again, they go ahead and call.

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr at arrl.net
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