[CQ-Contest] WHY - and other observed behavior

Doug Renwick ve5ra at sasktel.net
Tue Nov 26 10:18:44 EST 2013

Why not just give these sped demons some of their own medicine.  Crank up
your keyer speed to max and send your call 5x and see if they can copy.

"Think of all the ways you can hurt yourself laughing."

-----Original Message-----

If they guy you're calling is not getting your call, SLOW DOWN.  I heard
many of the USA 
M/M's dumping it in.  The DX came back with their partial or busted call.
The US guys seem
to forget that CW has a speed control.  What a waste of time.  If the DX
can't copy 40 wpm,
do you think sending your call 3x, 4x, or 5x is going to teach him how to
copy faster?  

Even worse, not uncommonly, the DX never got the caller's callsign correct.
But the caller,
knowing how the CQWW log analysis system works (busted calls have no impact
on the caller,
but rather only on the logger), simply moves off, knowing full well that
their call was busted
in the other guys log.  The M/M gets credit while the poor DX he works gets
dinged.  SHAME!

For goodness sake, just SLOW DOWN so the DX can copy you.  It takes more
time to do it
the wrong way and end up with one party getting dinged for a busted call.
Teach your
op's how to QRS on cw.  Honestly, QRSing to 25 wpm is just NOT THAT SLOW!
Do the right

de Doug KR2Q

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