[CQ-Contest] Let's eliminate "QSO B4"

Roberts, Will Will.Roberts at duke-energy.com
Tue Dec 8 11:07:52 EST 2015

For someone you think you have worked before... Unless it is SS with its very long exchange...JUST WORK THEM AGAIN!!

PLEASE follow John's advice below. I had this happen to me in the ARRL 160 this past weekend. I had just gotten on the air and was working my 3rd contact, a well-known W8. He
Send "QSO B4". I replied NO. He then took the time to say "You got my call wrong" instead of just sending 5NN MI ! As it turns out, I expect he was the one who got MY call wrong as K4NC
was also active in the contest. It would have saved him a lot of time to have just worked me and moved on. If he had refused to work me and I had moved on, that first contact as well as
a missed QSO with me would have been a NIL.


Will AA4NC

Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2015 06:31:58 -0500

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        us ?

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That is unsportsmanlike conduct. Lets say we work early in the contest and I log you incorrectly as VA2EA,  Later I call VA2EW and you won't work me.

You get credit for the previous contact and I don't. It would have been just as easy to give me a report the second time. QSO B4 is not one of my macros.

John KK9A

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Subject:        [CQ-Contest] Is working the QSO B4 good on long term for us ?

From:   VE2TZT <ve2tzt at arrl.net<mailto:ve2tzt at arrl.net>>

Date:   Mon, 07 Dec 2015 20:27:56 -0500

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It is after that bad experience that I have decided to systematically refuse the QSO's B4.

After all, if my callsign is busted in the other guy log, I do not lose the points but he lose the points and if he answers ''NO'' when I send QSO

B4 then I will work him without discussion.

Interested by your opinion on that point.

Gilles VA2EW

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