aa5au at bellsouth.net
Mon Sep 28 13:31:26 EDT 2015
I don't think it's just SO2R operators that are creating delays. I operated single band this weekend and realized there are far more delays from non-SO2R ops than SO2R ops. For the most part nearly all ops are on queue but it's especially the new ops that create delays.
SO2R operators don't like delays either because it messes up our timing but I certainly don't gripe about it. Instead, I'm just happy the station called me in the first place whether he's SO2R or not. I don't understand why we even have this discussion every year.
From: Martin Berube <ve2nmb at gmail.com>
To: "rtty at contesting.com" <rtty at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2015 9:35 AM
Subject: Re: [RTTY] SO2R
I stopped counting how many time I had to wait for a SO2R operatior to get
back to me because he was transmitting on another band. I beleive fabi's
suggestion is a way to shorten this wait time so the experience become
enjoable to all contester.
73, Martin VE2NMB
2015-09-28 10:08 GMT-04:00 Ed Muns <ed at w0yk.com>:
> Why is RTTY different than CW and SSB?
> It is normal to send your call just once in response to a CQing station on
> CW and SSB. Only if conditions warrant do you send it multiple times.
> Maybe RTTYers can learn from CW/SSB experience.
> In the CQ message (Fabi's point), on all modes it is a trade off between
> exposure and dueling CQ timing. It can be argued that both are better with
> Fabi's suggestion. However, I still choose 2 times in my CQ message, even
> for dueling CQs.
> Ed W0YK
> On Sep 27, 2015 10:19 PM, Bill Turner <dezrat at outlook.com> wrote:
> > ------------ ORIGINAL MESSAGE ------------(may be snipped)
> > On Sun, 27 Sep 2015 11:01:11 -0400, VA2UP wrote:
> > >Being this the CQWW weekend I thought it might just be a good
> opportunity for some to try something out.
> > >You can shorten the CQ macro by sending your call just once.
> > REPLY:
> > I really don't recommend sending your call only once. That's fine when
> > your signal is strong at the other guy's end, but how do you know? It
> > may be shorter for the CQ station but when signals are weak and/or
> > covered by QRM it makes the other guy take more time to be sure he has
> > it right. Given the nature of TTY over radio, I much prefer to see the
> > other guy's call print the same at least twice. Then I'm sure.
> > When I'm replying to a CQ I send my call three times. I get very few
> > requests for a repeat. It bugs me when someone replies to my CQ and
> > sends their call only once. Did it print right or not? Fortunately
> > very few ops do that.
> > 73, Bill W6WRT
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