7163 Group Etiquette- and procedure
- multiple conversations, Double, triples - this has been discussed in the past, we need to continue to reinforce the need by constructively commenting on any abuse.
- Our "list" taking is often very well executed, but maybe we should consider doing it on a different frequency, and two "call collectors" be there to cover propagation variables.
- I think the "call collectors" need to play a role of ordering the sequence of the 'callers' based on how well that station is hearing the DX. It also is a place to make sure that the caller knows the DX Call. How many times have we heard the question expressed about what is the DX's call.
- There should be a limit in tries, we should not play the game of report "roulette" with the "your one off, or what ever hint is being used as a 'prompt'. If you cant make out the call and report, then " no contact, and to the end of the line". Keep it crisp and concise. This is the MC's task to control these issues.
The above may not address the many points made regarding the "QRP", Antenna vs. the bigger stations that seemed to be the crux of 25 emails, But I do think that my comments have merit and deserve some consideration from the group.
Finally and addressing more the disparity in stations. We do need to give consideration to those "needing" the DX, whether an ATNO or just a band-mode fill. I would prioritize them in the "LIST" , but also with a factor that would 'order' them based on likely hood of success. Remember the object should be to maximize the 'through put' while we have the DX station and propagation. The rank order criteria and list implementation probably needs more discussion.
DXing is a competitive radio
sport, and one of the scores is the number of stations worked,
another is your success rate in the "pile-up", These factors
prompt in some cases large expenditure for antennas, towers and
radios and become the "Big Guns" of DXing. However it does not
mean that a "Little Pistol" can not achieve significant
accomplishments as a DXer. It often takes a lot of Patience,
operating skill, knowledge of propagation, best bands to stalk,
and Listen, Listen, Listen to the DX operators method and
practice. Then develop a "strategy" based on these factors and
get him in the log.