[CQ-Contest] Use of di-di-dah-dah-di-dit in CW Contest
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Thu Jun 5 11:01:44 EDT 2008
Or they were hoping they stumbled upon an open
--- "Mike DeChristopher, K1KAA" <k1kaa at arrl.net>
> 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
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