[CQ-Contest] Latency

Eric M. Guzman np3a at np3a.com
Sun Dec 20 13:33:21 EST 2015

Most of the times it is a M/* (inband station for example) waiting for the 
interlock switch. Also, as you mention SO2R Ops.

I hate that because it kills the rhythm....but appreciate the call.

73 Eric G. NP3A
Sent from my mobile device. Please excuse brevity and errors.

On December 20, 2015 2:21:00 PM Barry <w2up at comcast.net> wrote:

> I had my repeat CQ set at 3 seconds and number of times, guys would
> start their reply at 2.99 secs, just as my  CQ restarted  :-)
> I think it's two primary factors:
> Non-contesters, not understanding the rhythm that we want.
> SO2R guys making a QSO on the other radio
> I operate remotely at times and have listeneed on myself on my home
> radio.  Latency is less than 1/4 second, so I don't believe it's a factor.
> Barry W2UP
> On 12/20/2015 09:38, Bill Parry wrote:
>> Even with the limited time that I spent in the CQWW and 10 Meter contest I
>> noticed something that I haven't seen before.  During a run I would be
>> answered by a station. I would respond with the exchange, stand by and
>> NOTHING! I waited for a reasonable length of time and re-sent the exchange
>> again. Since I use full break-in I noticed about half way through the other
>> station would send the exchange...of course I missed part of it and to ask
>> for a fill.  I have run into this before but never to the extent that I did
>> in these two contests. Really screws up the timing in the pileup.
>> I am wondering if we just have more neophytes in the contests now or if it
>> could possibly be stations that are operating remotely and the latency of
>> their station is causing it. I am not a speed demon and usually operate
>> around 30 wpm and I am pretty forgiving of beginners. Just wondering if
>> anyone else noticed this and if so what the cause might be?
>> Bill W5VX
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