[CQ-Contest] Competing in the Daylight

Zack Widup w9sz at prairienet.org
Wed Oct 12 15:14:59 EDT 2005

Maybe not in a contest, but someone has been doing that on 40 CW for 
years. I still hear it every once in a while. Someone shows up and 
starts handing out "5NN" and gets a pileup and no one even knows who 
they've worked.

He seems to show up at about 1000-1100Z. I last heard him a couple months 

73, Zack W9SZ

On Wed, 12 Oct 2005, George Fremin III wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 12, 2005 at 12:49:47AM -0000, David Robbins K1TTT wrote:
> > that interesting sometimes.  I had a guest come here one time who just
> > wanted to have some fun and warm up on cw for a contest... during the day,
> > he got on and without giving his call just started sending reports as fast
> > as he could to no one... soon someone called, then another, and another, so
> > he started sending reports to them, and more called, and more, after 10
> > minutes he turned the keyer speed up as fast as it would go and id'ed and
> > send qsl via .... and went right on working the pileup... not only weren't
> > there any packet spots for him, but no one even knew who they were working.
> Yep - but you know this almost can't be done now.
> Almost no one tunes the bands looking for DX anymore.
> You can be DX and call CQ for 5 mins and not get an answer.

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