[CQ-Contest] WWDIGI Contest Testing...

Stanley Zawrotny k4sbz.stan at gmail.com
Mon Jul 29 17:17:38 EDT 2019

From a pure contesting perspective, receiving a 73 is not a requirement for making a contact. The 73 is a curtesy. W9ET has done his part and is correct in moving on. Why should he have to slow down his Q rate on the mere POSSIBILITY that someone may not hear the curtesy?

N9UDO should manually log the QSO and continue with the contest unless he wants to penalize himself AND W9ET for a missed contact. W9ET won’t work him again because he thinks he is a dupe.

Stan, K4SBZ

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> On Jul 29, 2019, at 9:40 AM, Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:
> I was testing my set up with a few locals for the Up-Coming WWDIGI Contest, and we discovered something, that is NOT a HUGE issue, but looking for a workaround.
> here is what happened.
> N9UDO calling CQ
> W9ET answers CQ with 'N9UDO W9ET EN43'
> N9UDO replies with 'W9ET N9UDO R EN53'
> W9ET responds by sending 73 round
> N9UDO does not hear the 73 and keeps re-sending 'W9ET N9UDO R EN53'
> W9ET is not aware that this is happening because it's TX has been turned off because the contact was logged. And W9ET is off looking for the next S&P to try to get.
> This is with the N1MM+ & WSJT-X set up. Running with the Auto Log box checked and the special contest with the NA VHF chosen.
> N9UDO can manually add the EN43 and manually log the contact,
> Thinking if the 73 is it a must have for a valid contact?  if so, maybe the W9ET side should not shut off the TX enable button till it gets the 73?
> or how should this situation be handled?
> Joe WB9SBD
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