[CQ-Contest] QSO Party Calls
Mike Smith VE9AA
ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca
Sun Feb 5 20:28:38 EST 2017
Don't feel bad. I have played in many (mostly USA) QSO parties and have, at
times, had stations in the USA (and VE) call *ME* when I was calling CQ
(insert State abbr here) over and over.
If I (as VE9AA) get called in QSO parties,when I am CQing, you have less
than no hope of solving it signing K9MA/whatever you can come up with.
(but K9MA/WI is likely your best bet if the QSO party is in 9-land.)
The best thing I have found is to pretty much either be in S&P mode, or use
phone...or just work them as "5NN WI" and move on l;-)
Mike VE9AA "NB"
In the MNQP yesterday, I found I had to sign "K9MA/WI" when calling CQ, so
callers knew I was not in MN. A lot of MN stations the duped me, as I had
omitted the /WI when I called them. So, now there are two versions of my
call in some logs, but I didn't really want to waste time adding the /WI
when calling MN stations. What to do? I tried adding 1.5 spaces before the
/WI, in the hope that other operators would not log that part. I think it
would be best if everyone could agree on some designator for stations
outside the target state, or at least not to log them. Any other
Mike, Coreen & Corey
Keswick Ridge, NB
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