[CQ-Contest] RDXC Log Checking

Kenneth E. Harker kenharker at kenharker.com
Tue Mar 10 13:53:39 PDT 2009

On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 10:02:39PM +0200, Tonno Vahk wrote:
> Hi Bob,
> I don't agree that ignoring weak stations and CQing instead is a fruitful
> strategy for an ordinary station in any contest. 

I disagree.

In the past, I have spent painfully long times completing weak, weak QSOs 
that afterward look like tactical mistakes because if I just called CQ, 
odds are that I could have made 2 or 3 QSOs in the same time period, and 
the weak, weak station I worked might end up being a lot louder in another 
hour anyway.  Learning where that threshold is between workable and "not 
worth it even if I do complete the QSO" is something I've been learning 
with practice.

Kenneth E. Harker WM5R
kenharker at kenharker.com

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