[CQ-Contest] J7zeroJ Spots

Rick Dougherty NQ4I nq4i at contesting.com
Wed Feb 21 15:37:40 EST 2007

Hi Guys...the real problem here is the call is not being copied as it is 
sent! I watched numerous busted calls in arrl cw....all due to poor copying 
skills! Plain and simple...Copy the Damn call sign....de Rick nq4i
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dale Martin" <kg5u at hal-pc.org>
To: <CQ-Contest at CONTESTING.COM>
Cc: <J7OJ at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] J7zeroJ Spots

>>  Those J7zeroJ spots are a real dilemma
>> for us.   Both
>> this year and last year, we had over 500 dupes - 7% - (out of
>> 7k+  qsos) largely due to the J7zeroJ spots.  (That is a lot
>> of time wasted when  we could have been making legitimate
>> contacts.)  I don't know what to do  about it either, other
>> than change our contest callsign.
>> Not once did we sign J7zeroJ, so they are no doubt posted by
>> ops who can't copy code all that well, or at all, for that
>> matter.  How  much can dah-dah-dah sound like
>> dah-dah-dah-dah-dah?  Heck, we were  even spotted by one of
>> the "big boys" as J7zeroOJ...go figure.
>> I am posting this note to the CQ-Contest reflector to spread
>> the word about the harm of carelessly posting erroneous spots.
>> 73, Geo...
> Hi, George.
> I understand where you are coming from and hope it doesn't lead to a
> callsign change.
> I don't know what software you are using, but will it allow you to imbed a
> 3wpm or so speed reduction between 7 and O and a corresponding increase
> between O and J in your CQ and/or wherever you use your callsign?
> Maybe that little speed bump can help to grab the attention of the 
> excitable
> and less attentive who 'hear' Zero instead of Oh.
> The slowdown shouldn't affect your effective rate anywhere near as much as
> 500 dupes would.
> Just a thought...
> 73,
> Dale, kg5u
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