[CQ-Contest] The danger of packet/cluster use

Zack Widup w9sz.zack at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 06:41:04 PDT 2010

A lot of people (including me) do it this way -

(Him): CQ de RG8U
(Me): W9SZ
(Him): W9SZ 5NN 1043
(Me): RG8U 5NN 406
(Him): TU RG8U

Hopefullly he copies my my pipsqueak signal well enough to hear I sent
his call correctly back to him.

73, Zack W9SZ

On 10/29/10, kr2q at optimum.net <kr2q at optimum.net> wrote:
> I suspect that very few will agree with this, but......
> When you call a runner, give HIS call at least once.  I'm sure if the runner
> had any idea
> of what station the callers THOUGHT they were working, the runner would
> immediately
> correct it...IF anyone would have bothered to listen to the correction...and
> I'm sure Randy
> gave his call many times during this time frame.
> Of course, many of those (all in this case?) relying on cluster probably
> just point-and-click
> and dump in the callsign without ever listening to anything, except for
> THEIR callsign
> coming back at them.
> Curious that nobody thought to wonder why a KH7 was so loud in EU on 80m at
> that time.
> I'm taking a real guess that Randy was substantially louder than a real
> Hawaii station.
> Oh yeah...point and shoot, don't listen, don't think.  That's right.
> Can anyone check the cluster file for this time frame to see if anyone
> offered up a correction?
> Just curious.
> de Doug KR2Q
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