[WriteLog] Enter sends exch/QRZ?
Randy Thompson K5ZD
k5zd at charter.net
Mon Aug 25 21:56:52 EDT 2014
Let's see how that would work if they didn't send "TEST". Oh yeah, it would
be dead air and you wouldn't even know they were there! It's all about
Randy, K5ZD (a fan of "TEST" at the end)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WriteLog [mailto:writelog-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Alan
> Sent: Monday, August 25, 2014 5:09 PM
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> 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"
> 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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