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

wc1m73 at gmail.com wc1m73 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 15:14:50 EDT 2020

While we're talking about minutia, sometimes I accidentally hit F1 twice and the computer sends TEST WC1M WC1M TEST before I can hit ESC to stop the 2nd CQ. I hope the time inspectors won't get on my case for that...

73, Dick WC1M

-----Original Message-----
From: Stan Stockton <wa5rtg at gmail.com> 
Sent: Monday, June 1, 2020 8:38 AM
To: k9yc at arrl.net
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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] "Test" At End of CQ

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"


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 school!
> 73, Jim K9YC
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