[CQ-Contest] Odd exchanges

Dale Putnam daleputnam at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 20 10:51:05 EST 2018

and now.. you know why I don't work ssb contests.

we aren't even thru the ssb contests, yet the whining has started.

Have a great day,
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy

"Actions speak louder than words"
1856 - Abraham Lincoln

From: CQ-Contest <cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com> on behalf of Bob Shohet, KQ2M <kq2m at kq2m.com>
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2018 1:06 PM
To: John Dorr; Mike Smith VE9AA
Cc: CQ-Contest
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Odd exchanges

Is that like when during your run, the station (always weak and slow) comes back to you and sends your call twice and then his call twice (and then others, in their impatience, dump in their call while still others tune and still others call cq on you) all before he sends his report  INCORRECTLY and then has to send it again?   :-)


IU4***:    KQ2M  KQ2M de IU4*** IU4***  599 dit dit dit dah dah dah  (obscured by impatient callers)

(IZ2***, UR7**, and OL**  all call simultaneously)  and CQer:

TEST, N4**, N4**

KQ2M:  IU4***, PSE AGN

IU4***:    KQ2M  KQ2M de IU4*** IU4***  599 dit dit dit dah dah dah  (obscured by callers)

repeat....   UGH!   :-)

NOTE:  The partial calls have been changed to protect the innocent.   :-)


Bob, KQ2M

From: John Dorr
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2018 2:46 PM
To: Mike Smith VE9AA
Cc: CQ-Contest
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Odd exchanges

Let's not forget about a particularly favorite exchange addition of mine:
"Please copy..."

It's as if your mama taught proper social graces by saying, "If you're not
polite with these contesters, they won't work you."

Please don't say please copy. Please?

73, John, K1AR

PS: Of course, this example is actually another reason why Phone operating
should be deleted altogether along with Abu Ail and Geyser Reef. That is
unless you are operating from a place able to generate 400 hours. Then it's
mostly OK. :-)

On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 2:18 PM, Mike Smith VE9AA <ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca> wrote:

> 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.
> Him: DL1ABC (a made up callsign..sorry to the real DL1ABC who might
> eventually read this post)
> 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 VE9AA
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