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

Dale Putnam daleputnam at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 1 09:40:00 EDT 2020

oh.. I figured that the "test" at the end of the call was his call SIGN.. we are always supposed to end a transmission with our own call, right?  Funny they didn't answer test de wc7s tho...  LOL..
Seriously, I find "test" at the end of the call a very good reason to keep tuning. IF the op can't figure out how to arrange his call for stations, he can't need my call can he? And it slows up the stream of Qs. More training is needed.  However, an atta boy for jumping in. We all learned, one way or another, as we strive to improve.

Have a great day,

Dale - WC7S in Wy

"Actions speak louder than words"

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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

73, Jim K9YC
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