[CQ-Contest] WAE QTC tactics

Helmut Mueller helmut at photo42.de
Tue Aug 11 04:49:52 EDT 2015

Thanks Tibi for the view of an competitive WAEDC contester.

I just wanted to add one more thing:

Moust people think they don’t want to stop their "run" just because of
theses QTCs. 
If fact if you can run 10 QTCs on CW in 90 seconds, score wise this is equal
to a 400 QSO/h rate.
On sideband you might need only 60 seconds for 10 QTCs that is equal to a
600 rate!

So if you are currently crusing above 400 QSOs/h I can fully understand a
"no qtc" decision. ;-)

73 and be ready for QTCs!

Next WAEDC leg is SSB @  September 12/13th !



-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] Im Auftrag von
Tiberiu Tebeica
Gesendet: Dienstag, 11. August 2015 01:16
An: Tim Shoppa <tshoppa at gmail.com>
Cc: cq-contest at contesting.com
Betreff: Re: [CQ-Contest] WAE QTC tactics

Hi Tim,

Top entrants in EU ask every single caller for QTCs, starting from the very
first minutes of the contest. No serious competitor seek a good QSO rate in
this contest. QTC total number is the rule.

The moment when one asks for QTCs and even the running position in the band
map are important. If you land with your running frequency right next to
another big gun, which can be a QTC vacuum cleaner, you will get mostly
callers without QTCs to offer. Because the total number of QTCs is limited,
there is a continuous competition for them.

S&P mode has to be QTC focused, nod QSO focused. That means, one has to keep
a close look-out for stations that didn’t send their QTCs yet, even though
they are already in the log, and sometimes one should speculate the right
moment when they have a full pack of 10 to send. One second might cost you
another 5-10 minutes of background close monitoring of that particular
station, until they bring together 10 new QTCs.

Remember, a EU station will always be happy even with a single QTC received.
The amount of energy and time put in for those QTCs is tremendous.

73 Tibi YO9GZU

On Aug 10, 2015, at 8:05 PM, Tim Shoppa <tshoppa at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am curious about how the EU stations determine who to ask for QTC's. 
> I'm guessing EU's are looking for loud well-keyed stations to ask for 
> QTC's. I note that in the 3830 results for WAE CW Monday afternoon, I 
> see a handful of EU stations with twice as many QTC's as QSO's, an 
> excellent result showing a lot of effort in asking for QTC's.

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