[CQ-Contest] No US DX Only - ARRL DX

Shelby Summerville k4ww at arrl.net
Thu Feb 26 01:01:44 PST 2009

David Kopacz wrote: "In a CW contest, sending "DX ONLY PSE" or "US ONLY PSE" 
is not rude. On the other hand, it is quite rude for the same station to 
calling after hearing that message."

Personally, I think that you give far too much credit to the "other" 
station! They are not expecting "DX ONLY PSE" or "US ONLY PSE"! They may 
have looked at part of the rules, and are expecting the exchange, and they 
know what that is, but any thing else is unexpected, and, in most cases, not 
understood, or copied? There are a few stations, that know me personally, 
that will send my name, prior to the exchange. It brings a smile to my face, 
but when it first started, the "string of dits" that are the first three 
characters or my name, brought surprise, rather than a smile.

C'Ya, Shelby - K4WW 

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