[CQ-Contest] "Test" At End of CQ

Keith Dutson kdutson at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jun 1 07:19:26 EDT 2020

A CW contest without the traditional "test" sound would be pretty boring for
me.  I listen for it when scanning for search and pounce.  Many stations use
both "cq" and "test", which is a bit busy.  I just send call + test, to get
the massage across that I am participating.

73, Keith NM5G

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Subject: [CQ-Contest] "Test" At End of CQ

I don't know where this practice came from -- perhaps the guys who came up
with "Please Copy?" Both are time-wasters, and "test" at the end of a CQ
completely throws off the rhythm of answering a CQ. If you need that "test"
to tell you it's time to call, you need to go back to contesting school!

73, Jim K9YC
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