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

Doug Renwick ve5ra at sasktel.net
Mon Jan 17 23:35:08 EST 2005

Sri Hans but you lose.  What José prescribes is a good way of controlling
the pileup.  When too many stations are calling it all just becomes noise
and the rate may slow down.  When José has a continuous pileup he doesn't
need you unless you are a new mult.  Yes, we all would like to instantly
know who the station is, but that is not always possible.  IDing every
minute or every 4-5 QSOs is in my mind a suitable practice.


K0HB wrote:

> 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

 >>It is my experience that IDing at least every minute or until someone
 >>sends "?" 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 station

Doug Renwick VA5DX
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