[CQ-Contest] Just when you think

Yuri Onipko VE3DZ va3uz at sympatico.ca
Sat Jan 15 16:14:12 EST 2005

I think it's not just a "DX" thing. It's operating style.
Take a listen to NAQP Phone.
"Thanks for the QSO, take care... blah-blah-blah... QRZ?" :-))
However they come back with their calls if you ask.
That's one of the reasons why I don't like phone contests anymore.

73  VE3DZ

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve London" <n2ic at arrl.net>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2005 3:29 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Just when you think

> During CQWW CW, the behavior of most of the top-10 single-op DX stations 
> was deplorable, especially during the first 24 hours !  As a single-op, 
> all-band, NON-packet, unassisted participant, it is downright rude for 
> you to not sign your call at least every 3 or 4 QSO's.  It is totally 
> unacceptable for you to ignore me when I ask you for your call.
> As a result of my experience in CQWW, I am instituting a new policy - if 
> you ignore my request for your call, I'm not going to wait around until 
> you feel like signing your call.  No QSO in my log !  I strongly 
> encourage others to do the same.  I may lose a QSO or multiplier, but 
> guess what - you're going to lose a QSO AND you're going to be penalized 
> 3 more QSO's for a not-in-log. You don't like that ?  Tough - sign your 
> call !
> 73,
> Steve, N2IC

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