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

doug smith dougw9wi at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 12:38:38 EDT 2008

On 6/5/08, Bob Davis <bob at reconstructinghistory.com> wrote:
> Mike DeChristopher, K1KAA wrote:
> My beef is when the op is in the middle of a run and doesn't send his
> call.  For my part, being an almost exclusively S&P op, it's really
> irritating when a running op signs with "QRZ?" instead of their
> callsign.  I listened to more than a few ops in my short experience in
> radiosport who run, run, run at a very impressive clip, but I sit there
> for five or six minutes waiting for them to actually transmit their
> callsign instead of "QRZ?" of "T U".
> That gets a "?" from my key.  If that upsets him, it
> *should*.

Agreed, but I think ? is the wrong response.

If I hear someone signing with "QRZ?" instead of their call, I just
dump in my call.  There's a pretty good chance he's a dupe, but it
takes a LOT less time for him to send "B4" (or, except in SS, to just
give the exchange) than it does to wait for him to ID!  And, he might
*not* be a dupe.  He might even be a mult.

Doug Smith W9WI
Pleasant View, TN  EM66

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