[RTTY] Dupes how to handle

Gary AL9A al9a at mtaonline.net
Mon Feb 13 17:02:34 PST 2012

I too will stack stations if I'm getting several printing at the same time 
in a pile up.  I rarely have more than one or two in the stack.  Problem is 
when I go to the "next" guy he is often not there.  Usually I think it is 
someone running SO2R and he didn't stick around because he had to go back to 
his CQ radio.  Bill's philosophy of not sticking around if he sees a stack 
situation is different.  The problem is not sticking around for your call to 
come out of the stack causes me a dilemma.  Do I send the exchange a second 
time, which loses me time, go the next one in the stack if there is one, or 
call CQ again?  I don't know if there is a good answer.  Usually I will send 
the exchange a second time and many times the station will finally respond. 
I can only assume some QSB or QRM prevented him from getting my exchange on 
the first send or he didn't read/understand the "... NOW XXXXX..." part.

Unless you are a really big gun I think it is unrealistic to think that your 
call will always be the one pulled out of the pile up first and then QSY 
when it's not.  The most annoying for me though is the guys who send their 
complete exchange without waiting to see if I have acknowledged their call. 
I'm sorry, but I can't log "... 599 274 274 TU 73 ES GL".  Who the heck was 
that?  How do I call him back and ask for a repeat of his call?  Please, if 
you haven't seen me acknowledge your call don't bother to send an exchange 
that is going to end up on the shack floor anyway!

Gary AL9A

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Turner" <dezrat1242 at yahoo.com>
To: <rtty at contesting.com>
Sent: February 13, 2012 2:53 PM
Subject: Re: [RTTY] Dupes how to handle

> On 2/13/2012 3:08 PM, trevor dunne wrote:
>> 2. When 2 or 3 stations call, I would stack there calls in N1MM so that 
>> once I finished with the 1st I would go WXXX TU NOW KXXX ur 599 XXXX XXXX 
>> and so on, but the amount of times the 2nd station didn't respond, I 
>> guess EI2 was not rare enough to hang around 20 seconds for,
> For what it's worth - when I call someone and I see he is stacking the
> calls, I'm gone. I do not want to wait in line.
> I figure anyone who stacks calls is a serious contester and he will be
> around later. The casual contester generally doesn't stack, so I'd
> better get him while he's on.
> Just my philosophy. Others may think just the opposite.
> 73, Bill W6WRT
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