[CQ-Contest] Competing in the Daylight

Jeff Maass jmaass at columbus.rr.com
Wed Oct 12 15:26:30 EDT 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com]On Behalf Of George Fremin III
> Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 11:55 AM
> To: David Robbins K1TTT
> Cc: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Competing in the Daylight
> 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
> 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.

That's not been my experience. I can start a CQ from PJ2
(not a very rare spot) and have several callers almost
immediately, and a good-sized pile in five minutes, any 
time of the day or night. Then, perhaps, the packet-pile

There are people tuning and calling still, but DXers have
become more jaded. It used to be that any garden-variety 
European was worth stopping and working for almost everyone.
With contest-style QSOs now prevelent, there's not much 
challenge or reward in calling a non-rare DX station.

73,  Jeff  K8ND

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