[CQ-Contest] Fwd: NILs hurt

Patrick Barkey n9rvee at gmail.com
Tue Sep 3 12:06:01 EDT 2013

> If I do not get a solid acknowledgement from another station in a
contest, I DELETE the ENTRY in my logging program.

This begs the question -- at what point in a QSO do we cease requiring
confirmations?  In other words, if you need to copy a confirmation to log a
QSO, then how does the station sending the confirmation know that you've
heard it?

The station sending a confirmation may have no idea that you didn't copy
it.  So should you confirm that you got the confirmation?  Maybe several
rounds of this ack-ing just to be sure?

At some point each contest QSO is built on a trust that each station's
needs are satisfied.  When that trust is there you hit return and log the

  - Pat

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