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[CQ-Contest] RIT offset as QRM clue

Subject: [CQ-Contest] RIT offset as QRM clue
From: n2mg@eham.net (Michael Gilmer)
Date: Sun Sep 1 22:23:03 2002
I would say that they simply zero beat poorly.

If you are running at a good rate, I wouldn't move to accomodate the
callers.  They seem to be calling just fine, no?

Mike N2MG

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pete Smith" <n4zr@contesting.com>
To: <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 01, 2002 9:31 AM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] RIT offset as QRM clue

> I've been wondering. When running in contests, I've noticed that sometimes
> stations answering tend to be .1-.2 kHz higher or lower than my
> frequency.  When this pattern emerges, if I check in the "opposite
> direction" I quite often find a relatively loud signal close to my
> frequency on that side.
> I'm guessing that people are tuning me in and tending to "lean" away from
> the QRM, and it often seems as if I can improve my run rate by shifting
> frequency a little in the direction that the majority of callers are
> "coming from."
> Am I just describing something that everyone else knows about, or am I all
> wet, or is this useful?

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