[CQ-Contest] New SO2R trick?

K9MA k9ma at sdellington.us
Thu Dec 6 11:49:29 EST 2018

Am I the only one who gets just a bit annoyed when an SO2R op wastes my time this way?

Scott K9MA 


Scott Ellington. K9MA

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> On Dec 5, 2018, at 9:24 AM, Art Boyars <artboyars at gmail.com> wrote:
> My "fresh meat" Saturday night operation in ARRL 160M Contest can yield
> some nice runs from Big Guns (and mid-Atlantic locals).
> Last Saturday night 1045Z a Big Gun in northeastern North America answered
> my CQ, sending his call twice.  That was unusual.  I wondered if I was
> particularly weak at his station (not likely), and maybe he thought I would
> need the QSX to get his call.
> But now I'm wondering: Could he have been creating a couple of extra
> seconds on transmit so that he could finish copying something (a call
> sign?) on the other radio?
> Are SO2R op's adding this trick to their skill set?
> 73, Art K3KU
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