[CQ-Contest] Use of di-di-dah-dah-di-dit in CW Contest

Mike DeChristopher, K1KAA k1kaa at arrl.net
Thu Jun 5 10:09:14 EDT 2008

Some people get very frustrated when S&P'ers send a "?" after their CQ.  
You'll get the callsign in a second or two; I don't think it will kill 
the rate.  In fact, sending "?" and waiting for him to send his call may 
take just as long.  Same with phone weekends: saying "YOUR CALL?" 
usually makes the running op angry.  There's a situation for everything, 

Or maybe "the other guy" only caught part of SQ5M's ..--.. and figured 
he heard a call.  Either way, the problem would have been avoided if he 
just listened to the next CQ.  RX first.


Mike DeChristopher, K1KAA
k1kaa at arrl.net
AR-Cluster node telnet://dx.413ma.org

Tim Goeppinger wrote:

> I was watching a video of SQ5M operating an Elecraft K3 during CQ WPX CW tonight.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl9mUBC-v-g
> He is doing a fine job of S&P up and down 80M.   At 1:12 in the video he tunes across
> the tail end of a CQ (just TEST at the end)  Trying to be efficient, SQ5M fires a
> ? (di-di-dah-dah-di-dit) at the guy who is running.  The other guy sends a di-di-dah-dah-di-dit
> right back at him!    Why?
> I have seen this alot lately.  Is this rude, or just plain stupid?  Why can't the runner just just send his call?
> Wouldn't it be more efficient to send your callsign once, than have the S&Per send his?
> If I encounter this situation again when I am S&P, I really am tempted to keep firing ?'s back , until they send their %*# callsign.
> (steps down from soapbox)
> 73,
> Tim K6GEP
> _________________________________________________________________
> It’s easy to add contacts from Facebook and other social sites through Windows Live™ Messenger. Learn how.
> https://www.invite2messenger.net/im/?source=TXT_EML_WLH_LearnHow
> _______________________________________________
> CQ-Contest mailing list
> CQ-Contest at contesting.com
> http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest

More information about the CQ-Contest mailing list