[CQ-Contest] Ed N1UR "competitive contester "

Charles Harpole hs0zcw at gmail.com
Sat Jun 1 01:47:09 EDT 2013

Yes, I am sick of "empty CQing" that is happening just to try to hold the
freq.  When will this begin to happen on several bands, maybe already"
73, Charly

On Sat, Jun 1, 2013 at 3:03 AM, Edward Sawyer <SawyerEd at earthlink.net>wrote:

> My point was not to go "prowling for CQing stations" without answers and
> jump on them.  I don't believe anyone is doing that.  Certainly not
> commonly
> from what I hear.
> My point was that if I start CQing on what I think is a clear frequency and
> you are close by.not too close for me, but closer than you want me to be.
> And I get a fairly quick call or two to my CQs and start feeling
> "established".  Whether you have been CQing for a while or not.I am likely
> staying where I am if I am seeing rate.  And I will listen to the
> "objecting
> station" when challenged,  The last thing I want is to be covered over by
> his pile.  But if he is not too strong and not getting answers, and I am, I
> am likely staying.
> That is all I meant.
> The most important point is that a frequency is not a discrete point, its
> an
> implied bandwidth.  And some people get all worked up if you are within
> 400hz of their center frequency on CW.  And feel its "their" frequency.  I
> am using a rock solid 250hz bandwidth filter.  That person is "non existent
> to me in most cases" when I am 250hz away.
> Ed  N1UR
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Charly, HS0ZCW

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