I see quite a few CQs with no slot number. I have been avoiding answering those CQs because I don't want to tie up the main channel. Is that good practice?--Tim NC0Q
Just installed vers 5.3.1 , I notice that all CQ calls with slot 9, e.g. "CQFRAME VE7FEM-9 500" are not posted to the last heard CQ calls but show up as beacons. Anyone else have this problem?
I show vry few stations calling CQ, most in the robo beacon mode. Need more action here! Band condx are still very poor here daytime on 20m. You can call CQ until the cows come home!
Next version will not allow calling CQ without a slot. But if you happen to make a connection on the calling QRG, then send a QSY invitation ASAP. 73 Irad
I finally answered a CQ on the center calling frequency, and found that once the connection is established, the QSO parties can then QSY. I think it might be better to call with a slot# in the first place, but I'm too new to have a strong opinion.
The better practice is to call with a Slot #, and being mindful where your Slot may put you. E.g. on 20M we dont want to interfere with the packet on 14.105MHz LSB (aka 14.102MHz USB), Slot 1 or 2 will keep you safe.