[Moon-net] QRS

Bergonti, Sergio Sergio.Bergonti at lamresearch.com
Tue Nov 4 09:58:33 CET 2008

Ok Russ,
Yeah, I think speed has to be appropriate, sometimes one can fly at 60,
with another station or in different condx one has to adapt for best
efficiency to get a qso done at any other slower speed.  Regarding RST
that makes sense, it is up to the sensibility of the operator to judge
if it is the case to struggle again to get an RST thru the other station
or maybe decide for a safer 'O'.

Regarding the length of the exchanges, that is also true, I personally
tend to somewhat 'tailor' the length of the exchange to the intensity of
the signal for both pleasure. Also if I haven't heard a station for a
long I like to spend a bit more time, how can I explain this... CW it is
still an 'alive' mode so it can carry some emotions (I think).  In a
more practical way I guess that the success of 23cm or EME in general,
has brought a lot of new team/operators and some of them strictly follow
the 'official' EME qso format.  Perhaps they just need a bit more
practice, also handling RSTs...


Sergio IK2MMB  

-----Original Message-----
From: Russ K2TXB [mailto:k2txb at dxcc.com] 
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2008 2:29 PM
To: Bergonti, Sergio; moon-net at list-serv.davidv.net
Subject: RE: [Moon-net] QRS

Thanks for your comments Sergio. It seems you mostly agree with me,
slow is mostly good when signals are very weak.  I think that is what I
too.  But I do have one more point that perhaps I did not make clearly
before.  In a contest when conditions are usually good, and again
about 23 cm, the faster speeds work well for most contacts.  If one gets
call from a very weak station, or calls one who is sending very slow,
it is surely a good idea to slow down.  And if signals are weak it is
better to use O/RO reports than to try to stay with RST.

Another thing; in contest when signals are good why make the exchanges
long?  Sending calls at either the beginning or the end on a
transmission is
usually sufficient and depending on conditions use a 2x2 or a 1x1 call
instead of the more usual 3x3 or greater.  If signals are very good then
suspend calls entirely (except at start and sign off).  "RRR RRR GM GM
579 579 BK" will often suffice and allows both stations to finish more
quickly and see who else is on the band.

In schedules and out of the contest it becomes a whole different story.
Then there is no need for hurry, slow speed and timed transmissions are
useful and appropriate much of the time.

73, Russ K2TXB

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bergonti, Sergio [mailto:Sergio.Bergonti at lamresearch.com] 
> Sent: Monday, November 03, 2008 5:05 AM
> To: Russ K2TXB; moon-net at list-serv.davidv.net
> Subject: RE: [Moon-net] QRS
> Sorry to the audience to bring up this subject again, but I 
> do not agree at all about the provided explanations. I think 
> the subject requires more thinking. Some bullets for thoughts:
> 1. The operation frequency must be taken in consideration; I 
> have main experience on 1296 so I am referring mainly to this 
> freq. Other freqs may have different behaviors thus operating 
> practices/requirements.


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