[CQ-Contest] Just when you think

Bill Coleman aa4lr at arrl.net
Sat Jan 15 09:48:20 EST 2005

On Jan 14, 2005, at 10:42 PM, Eric Hilding wrote:

> On 40m tonight, I heard 3G0YP make FIFTEEN QSOs without sending his 
> callsign, then send "QSL Via (whatever the call is) but NOT his call, 
> make another THREE Qsos, then make a QST about 160m QRV later (but 
> still NOT send his call), then make another FIVE Qsos before 
> F-I-N-A-L-L-Y sending 3G0YP once.

I've always failed to understand this from the DX perspective. What's 
to be gained by not sending your call, especially in contests? How else 
are stations supposed to know who you are? And after a few QSOs, you 
end up with guys calling "Your Call?" over top of you, adding to the 
overall bedlam of the pileup. The worse the pileup, the harder it is to 
work stations.

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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