I was bouncing a bit between 40 and 80, hoping the RTTY activity would drive
folks to 80 earlier. Didn't seem to happen or, if it did, it was short-term
and I missed it. But, 80 was in good shape and I made more Q's there than
last fall or last winter.
Also, did anyone notice more duping in this Sprint? I wonder if it's not a
tactic to 'get' a frequency. The duping station calls the CQ station and
the CQ station works him knowing he's a dupe because it's quicker to work
him than dispute the fact he's a dupe. But, then, the CQ station loses not
only the frequency but gets zero point. I turned off the dupe enable and
just sent QSO B4 to keep the freq, after two duped QSO's. Duh!
I also agree with the other posters about the aggressiveness and propensity
of some stations to drop their calls in as soon as the CQ station sends his
call without waiting for a 'r' or 'i' or 't'. It was very, very
Otherwise, I had a very good time.
> At 10:56 PM 2/10/02 -0600, Robert Brandon wrote:
> >I agree, Bill. Signals on 80M were great at W5KFT, and I was wishing
> >the same thing.
> Me, too. I don't know if I'm typical, but I tend to hang around on 20
> looking for the last few juicy mults, and usually get into backscatter and
> single CQs by the time I leave. I would welcome more activitiy on 80
> earlier. I suspect the key is to move sooner and use the second radio to
> CQ on the higher bands in search of whatever you haven't already found
> there. Maybe next year I'll have the courage to do that.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
> Sometimes a tower is
> just a tower
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