At the moment I don’t want to give a CW spot as an activator. A pileup would overwhelm me. I only dare to do it on 80m.
In contrast, I like to react to CW S2S spots.
Inspired by a suggestion from Phil, G4OBK, I’d suggest a standard qso for head copying. I’ll keep it as short as possible and give no /P in the first call and no /- in the ref. Because I don’t want hold the activator and avoid keying mistakes.
Here’s an example:
I see the spot with the reference from Phil and hear his call:
Phil: CQ SOTA DE G4OBK K
Chris: DL1CR/P 559 559 REF DM NS 122 DM NS 122 K
Phil: TU 559 559 73
Chris: TU e e
Of course everyone can deviate from it, but every cw qso in which I was able to read everything motivates me a lot!