[CQ-Contest] Latency

Charles Harpole hs0zcw at gmail.com
Sun Dec 20 19:59:53 EST 2015

I noticed the same thing on both CW, especially, and phone where if I was
given a QRZ and I sent my call twice with no break between, nevertheless
the other station began sending after my first I.D. and on top of that
never waited to see if I copied or not.

Then there were the cut numbers, grrrrr.   73, Charly

On Sun, Dec 20, 2015 at 11:38 PM, Bill Parry <bparry at rgv.rr.com> 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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Charly, HS0ZCW

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