[CQ-Contest] ARRL Field Day - "Please copy ..."

Jimk8mr at aol.com Jimk8mr at aol.com
Fri May 29 17:36:00 PDT 2009

Well, I guess that is still better than:
"Whiskey-One-Alpha-Whiskey, please refer to your computer's data base and  
enter my station's information that you retrieve from it, QSL?"
73  -  Jim   K8MR
In a message dated 5/29/2009 6:57:42 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
jjreisert at alum.mit.edu writes:

Now I  know where the practice of "Please copy ..." came  from!

The ARRL Letter
Vol. 28, No. 21
May 29,  2009


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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