Advice to new CW activators.
Dear new CW activators, chasers will always welcome when an activator informs if going QRT or QSY.
If an activator goes QSY without notice, several chasers may remain on the frequency where he/she last operated, either calling him/her or waiting for him/her to show up after what it might be a breif pause.
This happened to me today. I was trying to chase an activator in EU and waiting while he was working other chasers. At one point, he stopped transmitting and I remained on the frequency calling him from time to time in case he was having a brief pause but listening to the frequency. I went like that for a few minutes until I saw a spot on SOTAwatch for this same activator but on a different band.
Not a big issue, but should he had informed of his QSY, I and other chasers wouldn’t have spent some minutes making useless QRM on that frequency.
I want to take advantage of this anecdote to ask activators to inform their audience about their plans to, either QRT or QSY.