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

marcelo at alternex.com.br marcelo at alternex.com.br
Thu Jun 5 14:06:57 EDT 2008


I identify often, usually every other QSO, and often when I am running a pile-up someone
just tunes in and keeps sending "?" while I try to copy the calling signals under it.

Good operators usually see that there is a pile-up calling calling, and wait at least
one exchange, and not try to impose themselves with machine-gun "?".

Happily the "upset" behaviour is not the norm.


It is awful when you are running a pile-up,
>> That gets a "?" from my key.  If that upsets him, it
>> *should*.  That's the point - to upset his rut and make him identify his
>> station.  I'm not saying every running op does this; it is definitely
>> not the norm.  But it happens, and there's no reason for it.
> Of course there's a reason for it.
> It's called pileup control, and it works.  Work the pile till it thins,
> then give your call again to refresh the pile.
> 73, de Hans, K0HB
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