On 2 Oct 96, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I think it is very hard for me to decide how to run it.
> Single operator multi or single band. (wich band ?)
> Any suggestions or experience ?
Obviously, all-band would be preferred. Why? Because it gives us in
the states more opportunity for the 9G multiplier on multiple bands
GL de Lee
Lee Hiers, AA4GA
>From email@example.com (Gus Samuelson) Thu Oct 3 00:26:10 1996
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Gus Samuelson) (Gus Samuelson)
Subject: PACKET CHEATING
Am surprized at the lack of enthusiasm being shown for this topic !
I have been sitting back for a while and wondering when the realistically
demonstrable effects of packet monitoring are going to be analysed.
1: Is one to assume that operating techniques and abilities and the " second
radio" alone are responsible for the dramatic increase in SO scores.
2: Co-incidental to the ever increasing incidents of top guns working over
100 countries on nearly every bands was the advent of packet radio.
3: Strange thing ... no body uses it !
4: As one who has to bust his butt for every Country Multiplier in a dx
contest, making 100 countries on even one band during a major contest for me
is a feat !
5: There are no packet dxclusters available from this area. I have often
wondered if my score would increase ? Undoubtedly S & P for multipliers
would not be as difficult, when you already know the freq.!
6: I have recognized for quite some time now, that as a perennial SO the
number of countries I have been able to work on each band is markedly
disproportionate to other stations in the same category .... spanning the
same time frames during the packet era. ( Maybe I need to go back to Contest
7: There are some wonderfully equipped stations in the NE mine is average
however location helps and as a Multiplier in some contests it helps even
I wonder if any one has yet looked at the real stats relative to the
increase in countries worked per band ? Since the inception of packet and of
course there is also one other element which now facilitates the logging and
scoring activities the computer generated log. I guess now in retrospect
teaching myself to be ambidextrous for cw contests purposes was a bit of a
No slight or negative reflection intended or directed to the abilities of
any one in the contest community, but these are real thoughts that have been
with me for a while !
.... Exit quietly don asbestos suit.
Gus Samuelson e-mail gussam&voyager.newcomm.net
P.O. Box 38 Site 4 RR # 1 packet VO1MP@VO1AAA.#ENF.NF.CAN.NOAM
St. Phillips, Nfld.
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