[CQ-Contest] QSO Party Calls

Joe Fischer aa8ta at fischerhome.org
Mon Feb 6 17:09:34 EST 2017

I very much prefer the K9MA/WI pattern.  Immediately lets me know that this person is not in MN and I won’t call him.  Usually when I try to raise somebody in MN, for example, by calling 'CQ MNQP de AA8TA/OH' I’ll get more people from other states respond than in-state participants.  No biggie, I log them then transfer them to main log and take them out of the Cabrillo file.

TU es 73 de Joe AA8TA

> Message: 1
> Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2017 15:38:12 -0600
> From: K9MA <k9ma at sdellington.us>
> To: CQ Contest <cq-contest at contesting.com>,	Minnesota Wireless
> 	Association <mwa at w0aa.org>
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] QSO Party Calls
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> 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 suggestions?
> 73,
> Scott  K9MA
> -- 
> Scott  K9MA
> k9ma at sdellington.us

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