[CQ-Contest] How to Confirm a QSO

Charles Harpole hs0zcw at gmail.com
Mon Sep 2 10:11:45 EDT 2013

Here is how I confirm a contest QSO on SSB and the simple exchanges

Me...... JA1xxx 59 26....

Him....  59 25 ....

Me... 25 HS0ZCW

I repeat his zone number and my call sign instead of saying Thanks or
Confirmed, or I Got It or other useless info.

Speaking a two digit number takes less time than Thank You and is a hell of
a lot more useful.

In that specific contest, those odd Russian zones are the only ones not
automatically handed to you by automated computer logging programs, but my
suggestion works on some other contests, too.

And because there are still some people who need Thailand confirmed,
I often say their call sign twice somewhere in the QSO in contests and
always in regular contacts.

Somebody said, "I would rather be right than be President."

I say, "I would rather be a good operator than win."  It all comes down to

Charly, HS0ZCW

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