[CQ-Contest] Odd exchanges
Mike Smith VE9AA
ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca
Mon Feb 19 14:18:11 EST 2018
I usually adhere to the "log what is sent" mantra.
A little off tangent, but a reasonably strong EU sent me "UTT" this weekend.
That's no issue, I get it's 200, however the odd thing was that he sent
that as a cut # presumably to save time (or to sound uber cool I s'pose) but
it failed because all of all the other wasted time he used up.
Me: CQ VE9AA TEST
Him: DL1ABC (a made up callsign..sorry to the real DL1ABC who might
eventually read this post)
Me: DL1ABC 5NN NB
Him: VE9AA UTT UTT UTT DL1ABC K
Me: TU VE9AA
I know UTT is 200w and I totally get it...sending my call (I already know
it) and UTT 3 flippin' times (I got it after the first time) then followed
by DL1ABC (I had already sent DL1ABC) is a loooootttttttt of wasted time.
I do get that it's a contest, not a job or a legal document and more than
likely was just a casual participant. I myself am guilty of OCCASIONALLY
sending someones name or GE or an extra DIT DIT, but not for every Q.
Not sure why cut numbers are so rampant in EU. I blame his club or his
mentor or whoever helped him program his macros. They need a slap. Same as
that guy over on one of the contest logger forums who wanted a way to send
everyones exchange back to them. NO, don't do it. PLEASE.
Mike, Coreen & Corey
Keswick Ridge, NB
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