[CQ-Contest] Sending Speed

ve4xt at mts.net ve4xt at mts.net
Thu Sep 14 18:09:52 EDT 2006

One thing that I noticed from the last sprint was that more stations 
seemed to be waiting for a confirmation from the departing op before 
pouncing on the one taking over the frequency.

That saved me on a couple of Qs. I don't know if it was deliberate or just 
the timing of it, but it did seem that on many Qs, the pileup didn't begin 
until AFTER I sent  a dit-dit or a di-dah-dit.

If it was deliberate, it's good practice for a sprint.

73, kelly

> From: Tree <tree at kkn.net>
> Date: 2006/09/14 Thu PM 01:15:31 CDT
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Sending Speed
> In the recent CW Sprint, I am losing two QSOs (with additional two 
QSOs worth
> of penalties) because I didn't QRS enough (or at all).  The station I was
> working asked for a repeat - but I didn't hear it with the pileup that often
> occurs when taking over a frequency in the CW Sprint.  
> There are guys who don't send as fast as the rest of us who can copy 
> higher speeds just fine, and then there are those who can't.  
> you "guess wrong" on which.  There are many clues - including the 
> (or shortness) of the callsign that probably help the operator decide 
> case it is. 
> And sometimes you guess wrong and end up losing four QSOs.  
> Tree N6TR
> tree at kkn.net
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