[CQ-Contest] Latency

Stephen Bloom sbloom at acsalaska.net
Sun Dec 20 16:01:54 EST 2015

That happens with operators using code readers who can't copy cw in their
head.  You get a tape delay effect ..your signal has to be loud enough ..and
they need to be tuned exactly enough ..to decode the whole exchange
perfectly.  Remote latency ...unless there are real bandwidth problems
...will likely be under a second ..which you may notice. .but just barely.

Steve KL7SB

-----Original Message-----
From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of
Bill Parry
Sent: Sunday, December 20, 2015 7:39 AM
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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Latency

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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