[CQ-Contest] When is a FTn Contest QSO Complete?
EdwardS at sbelectronics.com
Sat Aug 31 00:41:23 EDT 2019
Like existing contests not using FT4/8 - over time an accepted norm will end up occurring. At the end of the day, if you have it in your log and they have it in their log, with the right information, it's a good Q, right? Many of us have logged a Q that we were 95% sure was good and 95% of the time - it's a verified Q on the other end. Will the software actually allow such judgment calls? Not sure.
The way Bruce describes it, sure sounds like a lot of QRM causing inefficiency happening.
From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of rjairam at gmail.com
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2019 10:07 PM
To: Bruce Horn
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] When is a FTn Contest QSO Complete?
QSO is over when each side acknowledges receipt.
This can be RR73, RRR or 73.
On Fri, 30 Aug 2019 at 21:50, Bruce Horn <bhorn at hornucopia.com> wrote:
> OK, I'm a newbie at FTn, but managed a few QSOs the last couple of days. During today's practice session I noticed that some never completed the QSO with an acknowledgement like (R or 73) for FT4 in contest mode. As a result the WSJT-X sequencer kept sending the grid, looking for a response, and no logging was initiated. This seemed like the other station was trying to save a cycle. Should such QSOs be logged, or are they incomplete? Thanks.
> 73 de Bruce, WA7BNM (bhorn at hornucopia.com)
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