[CQ-Contest] CQ WW Survey results - part 1

Mike Ritz w7vo at comcast.net
Sun Dec 20 13:08:01 EST 2015

In CW and RTTY contests we all know the "TU" at the end is the acknowledgement. The nearest phone equivalent is probably "QSL", or "Good Luck", but I know a lot, if not most of the big contesters acknowledge by moving quickly on to the next callsign, or they call QRZ after your report, and offer no acknowledgement. OK I get that. That said, I just about always use "Thank you and good luck" for each phone QSO. Then again, I don't get the huge pileups the Caribbean guys do, and I am not out for blood either. 

Maybe we need some organized contests that only the exotic location / big dollar/ big gun contest stations can enter, where QSO rate and therefore brevity is ALL that matters. They can just work each other so the rest of us don't get in their way and slow their rate. 


Mike, W7VO 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Bob Poortinga" <ng9m at arrl.net> 
To: cq-contest at contesting.com 
Sent: Sunday, December 20, 2015 9:06:44 AM 
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] CQ WW Survey results - part 1 

Herb Schoenbohm KV4FZ writes: 

> When you add to this the many stations that say "roger" (an improper 
> CB import for "over" that just does not go away) the Q rate is even further 
> diminished. Why can't the response be solely limited to what the contest 
> requires? 

I would like to call Herb's attention to the General Rules for All 
ARRL Contests: 

"3.2.All callsigns and exchange information must be sent, received, 
ACKNOWLEDGED and logged correctly by each station for a complete QSO." 

"Roger", "QSL", or some other form of acknowledgement is REQUIRED. 

73 de Bob NG9M 
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