[CQ-Contest] Latency

Pete Smith N4ZR n4zr at contesting.com
Sun Dec 20 17:03:32 EST 2015

Classic symptom of a less-than-sterling SO2R op.  Perhaps more new folks 
are trying it.

73, Pete N4ZR
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On 12/20/2015 11:38 AM, 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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