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

Dale Martin kg5u at hal-pc.org
Mon Sep 18 01:04:30 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..

Oh, Hal.  Here's where you and I disagree.  I need that acknowledgement of
his having received my exchange.  The ack is as much a part of the QSO as
the exchange.  The absence of an ack does not a QSO make. 

Dale, kg5u

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