[CQ-Contest] CQ TEST or CQ DX

Julius Fazekas phriendly1 at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 24 09:18:04 PST 2010

I did hear both US and DX stations calling CQ DX... The couple of non-US stations were not sending contest exchanges, as the contest progressed I tended to pass by any station calling CQ DX.

Which, in some cases was good, and in some cases was bad. Seems like being flexible is still the best solution...


Julius Fazekas

Tennessee Contest Group

Tennessee QSO Party

Elecraft K2/100 #4455
Elecraft K3/100 #366
Elecraft K3/100 #1875

--- On Tue, 2/23/10, W7VJ <w7vj at millerisar.com> wrote:

> From: W7VJ <w7vj at millerisar.com>
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] CQ TEST or CQ DX
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Cc: hwardsil at gmail.com
> Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 9:10 PM
> Sorry, Ward, I don't get this... CQ DX?  Then one
> might think that the
> station is DXing and not contesting adding to the
> confusion.  I have yet to
> hear anyone in a contest consistently calling CQ DX. 
> That's like changing
> standard operating procedures to satisfy the
> infinitesimally limited number
> of those who are uninformed.  Did the K3LR team call
> "CQ DX?"
> VJ
> Message: 3
> Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 22:58:01 -0800
> From: "Ward Silver" <hwardsil at gmail.com>
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] CQ TEST or CQ DX
> To: "CQ-Contest Reflector" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
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> 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)
> W7VJ 
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