[WriteLog] Enter sends exch/QRZ?

Radio K0HB kzerohb at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 13:58:04 EDT 2014

If you only heard the "test" tacked on the end of my call you wouldn't even 
have heard me at all if I hadn't sent it.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Alan Maenchen
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2014 5:09 PM
To: writelog at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [WriteLog] Enter sends exch/QRZ?

Reminds me of my pet peeve:  On CW tacking "TEST" to the end of a CQ after
your call.
As I tune the band I come across a signal but I only hear the "test" part.
Thanks Bud!  Who are you?  Now I have to waste a few more seconds waiting
for you to renew your CQ to find out. Not a big deal, but sort of rubs me
the wrong way .. like "please copy".

73, Alan  AD6E

> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:19:08 -0700
> From: Jay WS7I <ws7ik7tj at gmail.com>
> Isn't it odd that only RTTY has the CQ tacked on the end.  And since
> RTTY is sending at nearly twice the average speed of CW one wonders
> why?  Guess our ears work far better than most RTTY decoding software.
> On 8/25/2014 12:30 AM, Jim Brown wrote:
> > On Sun,8/24/2014 5:38 AM, Jerry Pixton wrote:
> >> just the qrz message!
> >
> > Point of order -- what is a "qrz message," and why would we want to
> > automate it?
> >
> > "QRZ" at the end of a contest or pileup qso is a big time waster,
> > because it doesn't tell prospective callers WHO you are. The RIGHT way
> > to end a CW QSO is "TU W6IHG"  On SSB, "thanks W6IHG," and on RTTY, TU
> > W6IHG CQ. In all cases, S&P callers know who you are, and you're
> > advertising your presence rather than concealing it. When you use
> > "qrz," the good ops tune right past you.
> >
> > 73, Jim K9YC
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