[CQ-Contest] It wasn't a QSO... Or was it?

Jeff Blaine jeff at ac0c.com
Sun Feb 23 21:49:18 EST 2014

I had thought that there's no penalty for you - if the other station gets 
your call wrong.

If you have his call and the exchange is correct, you don't get hit with a 
penalty - even if the other guy has your call wrong.

Is that not the case?


-----Original Message----- 
From: john at kk9a.com
Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2014 8:31 PM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] It wasn't a QSO... Or was it?

Who is giving this advice?  I personally dislike someone withholding the
exchange. With the exception of RTTY, if I hear someone giving their
callsign before the exchange I assume that I have it incorrect.  After
copying everything I acknowledge the correct call and move on to the next
caller.  When no report is sent I have to acknowledge the call and then ask
for the report again and wait for the response.  Sometimes I already had the
call correct and the station thinks I do not, now it becomes really awkward.
It is a big time waster.

John KK9A

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Subject:[CQ-Contest] It wasn't a QSO... Or was it?
From:Kelly Taylor <ve4xt at mymts.net>
Date:Sun, 23 Feb 2014 10:57:47 -0600

Hi all,

In ARRL DX CW, I called one of the ZZ80xyz stations.

He came back to me as VE3XT. Following the advice of many stations on here,
I withheld my exchange to give him the opportunity to get my call correct,
sending only my call and putting emphasis on the 4.

73, kelly

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