locked Re: "CQ DX"


Paul F6EXV <f6exv@...>
 

Dave
You are correct, but what I meant is, regardless of the situation, if and when a station calls for a specific area, you should go by his rule.
Whether DX or not, whether in a special porpagation window, whether rare or not, whatever... just go by the calling stations wish

73
Paul F6EXV

Le 11/03/2020 à 17:02, Dave Cole a écrit :
Paul,

Respectfully-- you changed the framework of the original question completely, here is how:

1.  You introduced the calling station as DX, while the answers were not related to DX, but to directed calls.

2.  You introduced narrow a propagation window time, while the original comment did not.

3.  You introduced the DX station as rare, (not just DX, but rare), while there was no inclusion of either rare, or DX as a limiting factor.

4.  You introduced "other side of the world", while the original discussion did not.

So basically you have created a "Straw Man" argument...  So, yes, expect a different answer to a totally different question...

73, and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
ARRL Technical Specialist
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources

On 3/11/20 8:49 AM, Paul F6EXV wrote:
If a DXpedition to a rare place has a narrow propagation window to the other side of the world, and specifically calls in CW for that area, will you be calling too (if you are ,not in the sought-after area) ?
Then why don't you do the same in FT8 ?
If a station in FT5G on 15m in CW calls for NA, you will be happy that Europeans (theoritically) will shut up and let you have a chance.
So just play by the calling station's rule, no matter what the mode is.
73
Paul F6EXV




Le 11/03/2020 à 16:42, Butch Washer a écrit :
I’m with Dave,

I don’t respond to directed CQ’s out of courtesy to the op and I don’t want to hear whining on FB or via email like I have heard about (especially if it involves a duplicate contact).
BUT no matter where I am directing my CQing to, no matter if I’ve contacted someone before, if I get called, I will respond to you no matter what mode/ band I’m operating. If there is more than one, hang in there, I’ll get to you!!!

Butch N5SMQ FM07 VA
On Mar 11, 2020, at 11:32 AM, Dave Cole <dave@...> wrote:
Martin,

Respectfully-- when I make a directed call, and someone answers me not from my target area, I make the assumption they need my state, my country, my prefix, etc., and I answer them...  To me, it's not just about my time.

73, and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
ARRL Technical Specialist
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources

On 3/11/20 8:04 AM, Martin G0HDB wrote:
On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 01:53 PM, Ted wrote:
    Answer the CQ, if the calling station doesn’t want to talk to you,
    he won’t respond back. Let’s not make this too complicated
By all means answer a CQ if it's not directed at a particular state, country, continent or whatever, or if you're in the area that the CQ is directed at, but otherwise PLEASE don't call the CQ'er - the sender of a directed CQ will be trying to work a particular state, country, continent etc and almost certainly won't appreciate, and won't reply to, calls that don't come from the target area.
Some weeks ago I was trying to work North Dakota on 17m FT8 in order to achieve WAS on that band; I was calling CQ ND G0HDB IO82 coupled with regularly sending a free-text message of CQ NTH DAKOTA, and I became increasingly frustrated by the number of calls I received from states other than ND - did these callers not understand that I DIDN'T WANT to work FL or wherever, and that all they were doing was causing QRM and possibly preventing me from copying calls from ND?  Why do some people believe that I'm going to reply to their calls when they're not in the area to which I've directed my CQ calls?  If someone from outside the area to which I've directed my CQ calls me then rest assured there's almost no chance I'm going to reply to them, and all they're doing is wasting my time and their own.
--
Martin G0HDB



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