[CQ-Contest] Not QSLing Sprint QSOs - Is this OK?

Robert Brandon rb at austin.rr.com
Fri Feb 10 09:56:26 EST 2006

One of the best Sprint techniques I've picked up is for getting a fill at
the end of the QSO.  If I need a fill, I send a string of dits.  Sending
"nr", "name", etc., might be perceived as callsign if several are calling,
but a few dits stands out.

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Not QSLing Sprint QSOs - Is this OK?

n Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 11:13:39AM -0600, K4RO Kirk Pickering wrote:

> I've noticed some Sprint operators repeatedly do not 
> QSL a completed Sprint QSO. Some of those operating 
> in this fashion are in the top ten, and my guess is 
> that they are off making a QSO on the second radio 
> after they got my number OK. Is this considered proper
> technique among the top tier two radio Sprint operators?

I am really surprised anyone in the top ten is doing this.  Once
or twice in the contest - I have this happen where someone doesn't
send me a QSL.  Depending on how I feel, I might take the QSO out.

It is more common for someone to not send both calls as part of 
the exchange (mostly this is from a non-competitive entry).

There are enough people that will remove a QSO if not properly 
acknowledged, that you will greatly impact your score if you
do not do this.  

I am one of those guys who sends "TU".  It might be delayed a beat 
or two while I am typing your exchange in - or if I am waiting for 
my CQ to finish on the other band...  but it will be sent.

Tree N6TR/7
tree at kkn.net
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