[CQ-Contest] Whither CQ WW?

Pete Smith N4ZR pete.n4zr at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 09:51:11 EDT 2022

On 10/30/2022 11:24 PM, Jim Brown wrote:
> I found only those two stations splattering. And there were the usual 
> number of ego-driven lids who finished a QSO with "QRZ" instead of 
> their call. I love K6XX's advice at the Contesting workshops that NCCC 
> organizes at Visalia -- "QRZ is not your call," making the point that 
> your call is ADVERTISING, QRZ is not.

I am a great fan of the Pregnant Pause, particularly if you have 
multiple callers.  Simply by pausing (literally a second) between 
"thanks" and your callsign, you can usefully pick up your rate. It's not 
that you don't send your call - I'd say at least every 3 QSOs - but that 
you just wait a sec to see if anyone jumps in.

73, Pete N4ZR
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