[CQ-Contest] ARRL Field Day - "Please copy ..."
Jim Reisert AD1C
jjreisert at alum.mit.edu
Fri May 29 14:45:13 PDT 2009
Now I know where the practice of "Please copy ..." came from!
The ARRL Letter
Vol. 28, No. 21
May 29, 2009
==> ARRL FIELD DAY TIPS AND TECHNIQUES THAT EVERYONE CAN USE
Many amateurs treat ARRL Field Day (June 27-28) as a contest, even
though it isn't one <http://www.arrl.org/fieldday>. But if your idea
of Field Day fun is to go for the highest score possible, ARRL Contest
Branch Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X, offered the following suggestions at
the ARRL Field Day Forum at the 2009 Dayton Hamvention.
4) When working a station, you should give your exchange information
only once and keep it simple. "Whiskey-One-Alfa-Whiskey, copy three
Foxtrot Connecticut, QSL?" If they didn't get all of the exchange,
they will ask for a repeat.
5) If you are running a pileup: Once you have pulled a call out of the
pileup, give your exchange information first. Here's an example:
"Whiskey-One-Alfa-Whiskey, copy 3F Connecticut, QSL?" Don't ask for
the calling station's information first -- this will reduce any sense
of rhythm and timing in the pileup.
Jim Reisert AD1C/Ø, <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu>, http://www.ad1c.us
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