[CQ-Contest] No Dit-Dit (was Sending Speed)

Hal Offutt hal at japancorporateresearch.com
Sun Sep 17 08:55:05 EDT 2006

Rather than seeing this practice as rude, I take it as a compliment when an
experienced Sprinter does not send "dit-dit" after I send my information. He
is saying, in effect, "I think you are a good enough operator to understand
that I have copied your exchange and don't need to acknowledge.  If I hadn't
copied your exchange, I would have asked for a fill."

The absence of a response is the acknowledgement..


Hal W1NN

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dale Martin" <kg5u at hal-pc.org>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2006 9:18 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Sending Speed

>> 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.
> Thanks for the 'di-dit', Kelly (and everyone else who sent 'di-dit' to ack
> the report).
> A wouf hong across the brow to the two or three ops who left the QRG
> without
> so much as a 'dit' to ack my report.
> I deleted them from the log not knowing if they lost me in the QRM and
> moved
> on, or if they got the exchange and were simply being rude not ack'ing the
> report.
> 73,
> Dale, kg5u
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