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

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Sun Dec 20 17:53:05 EST 2015

This is not correct. On phone I typically say either thanks or thanks
followed by my callsign. Thanks confirms the QSO and means that I am ready
for the next caller. Many stations use this technique. Unfortunately not
everyone gets this and occasionally someone will work me again a minute
later, unsure that they are in my log.

John KK9A  aka P40A WP2AA etc.

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Subject:	Re: [CQ-Contest] CQ WW Survey results - part 1
From:	Mike Ritz <w7vo at comcast.net>
Date:	Sun, 20 Dec 2015 18:08:01 +0000 (UTC)

In CW and RTTY contests we all know the "TU" at the end is the
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
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

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