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

steve.root at culligan4water.com steve.root at culligan4water.com
Sun Mar 1 18:36:19 PST 2009

After receiving some off-line critisizm about this post, I realized I probably should have also mentioned that I did send this guy a card as well as a note with a few helpfull suggestions. Maybe he'll think good thoughts about contesters and enjoy his on the air activities more in the future. I merely wanted to illustrate that some of these guys make it tough to do the right thing.

73 K0SR
-----Original Message-----
From: steve.root at culligan4water.com [mailto:steve.root at culligan4water.com]
Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2009 02:32 PM
To: 'CQ Contest'
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] No US DX Only - ARRL DX

Last Sunday on 20 meters I had a stateside guy that just had to call me during a European run. His suffix was IQT, I copied IQT....I called IQT and gave him a report and he never corrected the call. Then today I get a card from him....just a card, no return postage.....and apparently his call is IMW (count the dots and dashes) and he thanks me for the "CW DX Contest Contact". I wonder what he thinks DX is? How about a stamp? Sheesh....

73 Steve K0SR
-----Original Message-----
From: k7qq [mailto:k7qq at netzero.net]
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2009 05:49 PM
To: 'Shelby Summerville', 'CQ Contest'
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] No US DX Only - ARRL DX

OK On sending DX only but in many of the cases that are stated, IF you send DX Only... AT least half of those callers won't be able to read the 35 WPM that the CQ and DX only is being sent at. Most will be newbies who have to work at the call sign for 4 or 5 times just to get the call then the section. Work UM , Log um and then for the contest log just let the Contest committy deal with them. Just Quackin ----- Original Message ----- From: "Shelby Summerville" To: "CQ Contest" Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2009 1:01 AM Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] No US DX Only - ARRL DX > 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 > continue > 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 > > _______________________________________________ > CQ-Contest mailing list > CQ-Contest at contesting.com > http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 8.0.237 / Virus Database: 270.11.3/1970 - Release Date: 02/24/09 13:35:00 ____________________________________________________________ Find the perfect photo - click now. http://thirdpartyoffers.netzero.net/TGL2241/fc/BLSrjpYR2bpswH6pc0uzWwwH4EhC0E7JlpnXX1mzcfOLhDZ2tXS7BD7DSb2/ _______________________________________________ CQ-Contest mailing list CQ-Contest at contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest 

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