[CQ-Contest] RTTY Sprint Questions

Hank Garretson w6sx at arrl.net
Fri Mar 30 11:02:21 PDT 2012

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 8:47 AM, John Reilly <reillyjf at comcast.net> wrote:

  1. When Calling CQ, do you end with CQ (CQ NA N0TA N0TA CQ)?

On RTTY, yes.

>   2. When calling a station, do you send their callsign (W6SX DE N0TA),
> or just send your callsign twice?

Just send your call twice. Once, if signals are really good and the other
op is good. DE is generally a waste of time in contests.

>   3. Should I send my exchange twice?

Generally in RTTY contests, send exchange elements twice. As you gain
experience, you may end up sending some elements only once. For starters,
send exchange elements twice.

Two ways to do it. N0TA 23 23 HANK HANK CA CA W6SX or N0TA 23 HANK CA 23
HANK CA W6SX. I use the first way, but not sure which is best.

One exception. NEVER NEVER send RST twice. NEVER repeat RST when someone
asks for a fill.

Jeff, thanks for 74 CW and 1 RTTY contest contacts. Looking forward to many
more, particularly RTTY. (Next up EA RTTY,
http://www.ure.es/contest/430-ea-rtty-contest.html .

Ski Exuberantly,

Hank, W6SX

Mammoth Lakes, California

Elevation 8083 feet in John Muir's Range of Light

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