[CQ-Contest] Sending 'test'

Barry w2up at comcast.net
Tue Nov 27 17:25:50 EST 2018

Personally I dont do it, but if you tune across and just hear a 
callsign, you don't know if that station is calling someone or just 
ended a cq and is waiting for a call.

Barry W2UP

On 11/27/2018 11:48 AM, Chris Tran GM3WOJ wrote:
> Hello all
> Thanks to everyone who worked GM2V in CQ WW CW – the world’s #1 CW contest!
> I was puzzled as to why many stations waste time by still sending ‘CQ <callsign> Test’ i.e. the stock macro from most of the contest software writers.
> It’s a major contest weekend, many stations are using contest callsigns, the CW portions of the contest bands are full of signals, so ‘Test’ seems completely redundant to me. No-one would try to have a rag-chew on CW during CQ WW CW, or am I wrong?
> 73   Chris
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