[CQ-Contest] A CW Contest Do-list [was: CW Accuracy]

Radiosporting Fan radiosporting at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 12 08:45:30 EDT 2006

Here's a perspective of someone who entered their
first CW contest within the past year.  If "the
collective you" really mean what you say ("we need to
encourage new participation") then here's a way to
assure that they feel welcome.

1. Do match the sending speed of the slowest QSO
   a. Do respond to a CQ at the same or slower speed
   b. Do respond to a reply to your CQ at the same or
      slower speed

2. Do use both callsigns when replying

Failure to do these things may actually increase
errors and s-l-o-w down the QSO process with otherwise
unnecessary reties.

Ev, W2EV

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