[CQ-Contest] CQ TEST or CQ DX

Ward Silver hwardsil at gmail.com
Mon Feb 22 22:58:01 PST 2010

Part of the reason US stations call is that we are calling "CQ TEST", not "CQ DX".  95% of the time, somebody calling "CQ TEST" is perfectly happy to get a contact from anywhere, including same-country stations.  I'm not suggesting anybody change the way they call CQ, just pointing out that from the call it is not intuitively obvious that only DX stations are being sought.  Work 'em and move on - if you log them, fine.  If you are getting a lot of them, then maybe calling CQ DX would be a good strategy.

73, Ward N0AX (thanks to our DX friends for great fun at K3LR)

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