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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Re: Watch that main radio while SO2R...
From: w9wi@w9wi.com (Doug Smith W9WI)
Date: Mon Mar 5 00:16:47 2001
 > From: "Guy Olinger, K2AV" <k2av@contesting.com>
 > 4.  He just blipped his frequency (manually or with his logging program)
 > and didn't know he had moved on top of you.
 > I've done that (blush). Reason I figured it out was because TR's band
 > map keeps the CQ frequency.

(as I turn overdriven-3-500Z-red)...  a couple of hours after typing that
message, I did EXACTLY the same thing on 15 meters.  Worked a dupe - didn't
notice he was a dupe - typed "59 400" in the window - and it QSYd the radio
to 21.400.  On top of a non-contest QSO.)

To answer other questions, I'm not certain that isn't what happened here,
nor am I certain he was SO2R.  Doesn't really matter, the point is still
important for SO2R ops to keep in mind.

 > From: Pete Smith <n4zr@contesting.com>
 > Just wait a few years, when we don't have the wide-open spaces of 10 and 15
 > to work with.

Yeah really.  Maybe my subconscious is preparing for that, that would
explain my sudden interest in 2m and 432 CW/SSB...

 > Perhaps, given your years of experience, or perhaps as a result where
 > you are, the amount of interference on that frequency seemed normal to
 > you and you felt that you had a "clear-enough" frequency.  I think you
 > were right.
 > It seems that many now feel that they are entitled to a completely
 > clear passband.

True, and non-contesters are worse at this.

But in this case, unless the guy was using a 5KHz-wide filter, I *was*
leaving him a completely clear passband.  When I type "band noise", I mean
band noise.  No splatter from someone 3KHz away.  Nothing.
Doug Smith W9WI
Pleasant View (Nashville), TN EM66
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