[CQ-Contest] How frequent to ID? Every QSO? No way!

K0HB k-zero-hb at earthlink.net
Mon Jan 17 19:57:20 EST 2005

> It is my experience that IDing at least every minute of until someone
> "?" is a good way to balance the needs of the contest DX station and the
> needs of those arriving to the pile-up and unaware of the DX contest
> callsign.
Then you are unlikely to find a Q from me in your log. When I abandon or
lose my run QRG, I will usually make an S&P "mult harvesting" sweep across
the band before establishing a new run QRG. If I quickly ID your station
(in 1 exchange) I will work you. If I need to wait a full minute (several
Qs) to ID you, I'll have already worked 3 or 4 other stations up band from
you. I win --- you lose.
73, de Hans, K0HB

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