[CQ-Contest] NILs hurt
Martin , LU5DX
lu5dx at lucg.com.ar
Wed Sep 4 22:33:25 EDT 2013
I think calling idiots to those who eventually send B4 or DUPE or QSO B4 is
a bit too much.
Most of us work dupes without even worrying about it.
BUT (and this is a big BUT), there are quite a few hundred of ops who call
blind by clicking on a DX spot in the band maps and those spots now and
then are busted.
So why would you work a bunch of lids who think they are calling W2VP
instead of W2UP (who they actually contacted B4).
This is not a common dupe situation. I rather send B4 in this scenario, and
may be one of the blind callers will be kind enough to correct the callsign
generated by the busted spot by sending a new one to the cluster.
There have been times where as much as twenty stations in a row would call
in based on a bad spot! Some of them are well known BIG GUN MMs!!
On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 8:13 PM, Barry <w2up at comcast.net> wrote:
> Whenever I hear "QSO B4," I just think "what an idiot" and move on.
> Barry W2UP
> On 9/4/2013 15:47, Dale Putnam wrote:
>> That's the one that I adore... BECAUSE: if I don't have him in the log...
>> there is a large possiblity that he isn't in any WY log... AND that would
>> then penalize him for a mult, and a Q.. and possibly to many nils too.
>> Gee.. that would be a rather heavy cost for spending such an inordinate
>> amount of time that it would take to make sure that I have him in MY log..
>> correctly! Another one is those stations that like to save their valuable
>> time by shifting speed in the middle of an exchange.. under poor copy..
>> that is a guarantee for a missed Q.. especially when going back to insure
>> correctness, I get slapped with a QB4 sri. I know, I know.. he is in the
>> zone.. unfortunately.. not in my zone/log. And when I speed up to match
>> his speed he can't copy... gee now there is a real quandry.Do I slow down
>> for his "copy" speed... half of what he is sending.. or do I resend the
>> exchange at the same too fast for him to copy speed, even thohe continues
>> to ask for fills at too fast a rat
>> for him to copy... OR.. do I go faster... just to insure I match his
>> sending speed... because that is what courteous ops do.. match the sending
>> speed. OH.. decisions.. decisions... what is a fellow to do?
>> Have a great day,
>> --... ...--
>> Dale - WC7S in Wy
>>> Hearing QSO B4 is so annoying when calling a station that is not in your
>>> log. It happens to me almost every contest. I work the dupes that call
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