[Trlog] CW speeding up (fwd)

Igor Sokolov ua9cdc at r66.ru
Thu Jan 8 20:46:53 EST 2004

> But more to the point, why bother with speed-ups within a very short CQ or
> other message?  I've never understood the utility of sending "Callsign [up
> up up]599 [dwn dwn dwn] 100" anyway.  In bad conditions, all that does is
> to slightly screw up my expectation of when the real variable in the
> exchange is coming.

It is not needed in Auto-CQ but valuable when you get called 2-3 times a
minute with normal CQ. The difference between 599 at normal speed and 5nn at
double speed may easily be up to 1 sec. Multiplied by 3000-4000 qso in 48
hour contest can save you the hole extra hour.

73, Igor UA9CDC

> 73, Pete N4ZR
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