The DX station operators are in charge of any pile-up.
- The DX station should make and adhere to their operating rules quietly and respectfully.
- The DX station should use, when appropriate, call areas and areas of the world for better accuracy, rate and order.
- The DX station should use split operation and spread stations out, keeping in mind others not in the pile-ups. A must.
- The DX station should give their call sign at the end of every QSO.
- The DX station should create a rhythm or timing which maintains a good rate and allows the pile-up to call at the right time.
- The operators in the pile-up, if not sure of a QSO, should dupe and the DX operator continue not wasting time commenting.
- The DX station should work those who will create the fastest rate, at least at first, then make an effort to work the weaker stations.
- No one should lecture on the air.
- Everyone should always require and give full calls.
- Know and practice the gray line.
- Know the equipment being operated such as the split button, audio levels, keying wave form, etc.
- NEVER be a “KC Cop”….never.
- Operators giving spots on a DX Cluster should insure their accuracy!
- Keep away from personal, political, and religious comment any time on the air and/or the DX Cluster. Keep all comments in the true spirit of ham radio whereby ALL ARE EQUAL.
- Don’t rush when giving your call when the DX station is standing by, especially on CW. Time will be lost trying to obtain ALL of the call sign.
- Don’t call the DX station constantly. Get in the rhythm.
- Let the last station complete his QSO.
- Use only the power it takes and figure out what that is!
- Figure out the DX operator’s operating practice for greater success.
These “suggestions” provided courtesy of QRZ DX and The DX Magazine, http://www.dxpub.com