[CQ-Contest] "Test" At End of CQ
n4zr at comcast.net
Mon Jun 1 10:51:30 EDT 2020
I usually operate assisted, and agree with Jim - most times if I have
seen someone spotted and hear just the last letter or two of his call, I
figure he's running there and call immediately. Adding TEST disrupts
that. Perhaps non-contesters should send NO TEST if they want to make
73, Pete N4ZR
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On 6/1/2020 8:38 AM, Stan Stockton wrote:
> So when you are S&P and you tune across someone in time to hear them send
> their call sign one time do you call them or not?
> If not, and they actually called CQ, do you wait for them to work whoever
> does call them and call when they are ready for another one? If you do
> call I guess you risk causing QRM to the guy you thought you were calling
> as he tries to copy the guy who he was calling.
> Not sure this is same category as "Please Copy"
> TEST K5GO or K5GO TEST
> On Sun, May 31, 2020, 10:59 PM Jim Brown <k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com> wrote:
>> 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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