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

Stephen Bloom sbloom at acsalaska.net
Mon Dec 21 13:23:03 EST 2015


Good points ...will do.

Steve KL7SB

-----Original Message-----
From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of
Richard Ferch
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2015 6:49 AM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] CQ WW Survey results - part 1


Why are you sending his exchange back to him? Are you hoping he will correct
you if you got it wrong? If so, you are waiting until far too late in the
QSO; after you say "thanks", if anyone else is waiting on frequency they are
going to jump in either immediately or after you stop talking, and there may
be no chance for the first guy to get his correction to you through the QRM.

Anyway, repeating his exchange to him is often not a good way to verify what
he sent - if you had it right and he hears your version incorrectly, he will
think you got it wrong and waste both his and your time sending a repeat
when you already had it right; and if you had it wrong, he might make the
same error listening to you that you made listening to him and think you got
it right when actually it was wrong.

If you really are unsure about the exchange, you should ask him for a repeat
*before* you send the "thanks" message. Once you are confident you have it
right, you shouldn't confuse the issue by suggesting that you might still be
looking for a repeat.

Rich VE3KI

KL7SB said:

> otherwise ..it's "Thanks for Number 372"

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