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

Richard F DDonna NN3W richnn3w at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 16:13:41 EDT 2020

I agree with Jim's function keys.  I'm also a big user of the "ESC" key
when my "TU message" is used after a QSO is done when running.

73 Rich nn3w

On Mon, Jun 1, 2020 at 4:09 PM Jim Brown <k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com> wrote:

> On 6/1/2020 10:55 AM, Paul O'Kane wrote:
> > I usually send TEST after my call, not before.
> For at least 10 years, my N1MM keys have been
> F1 TEST K9YC Minimal CQ
> F3 TU K9YC (to end a running QSO, hit ESC after TU when I know callers
> are waiting)
> F8 CQ TEST K9YC (Feed the Skimmers)
> F9 CQ TEST K9YC K9YC (Beat the bushes)
> My rule is to allow a caller to respond to my run in the shortest
> possible time -- tail-ending after my TU or after TU K9YC. F8 comes
> next, then F9 when F8 doesn't get callers.
> I have keys programmed for common fills, so I don't have to send the
> entire exchange for a repeat.  In WPX, for example, it's the number.
> This weekend, I had MANY marginal QSOs where multiple repeats of the
> number were required.
> 73, Jim K9YC
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