The DX stations will often use directional calls, to manage the pile-up. They will normally call “Europe only”, “North America only” or “Asia only”
This is all fine and well if you are located in EU, NA or AS, but if you are located in Africa (AF), Middle East (ME) or Oceana (OC) you have a problem.
The expeditions very seldom (if ever) call all the continents in turn. They switch between the big three NA, EU and AS all the time.
So where does it leave the rest of the amateurs that are not located in the big three?
Do we ignore the directional call and call regardless? If we do we stand the risk of being totally ignored or even worse being black listed.
It would be better if the DX expeditions used something along the lines of “Europe and North America standby” meaning all others call now. In CW that would be “EU NA QRX”
That would be a far better solution?