Well, yes and no. It is an advantage because a big gun station can't just
sit on a frequency and run. When the little guy does make a contact, he is
sure that he is going to make another one because there is someone waiting
to call him when he finishes. I would say that a lot of the time, there is
only one or 2 stations calling when a Q is finished, not a big pileup every
I am very definately a 'little pistol' station and the Sprint is one of my
favorite contests. I look forward to the Thursday night practice sessions
where I can hone my Sprint skills.
Even with my small station, I can make 40+ Q's in 30 minutes when conditions
warrant. Some guys can do 50-60 Q's in 1/2 hour. K7SS does 50-60 with a
hand keyer and paper log :-)
And, the NS Sprint practice sessions all are run at 100 watts or less,
unless we are practicing for a specific contest.
This is one contest where you can really practice your SO2R skills. You can
look at the scores on 3830 and see who is really good at SO2R (no, I don't
want a separate catagory for SO2R op's). 73 and HNY for 2008.
> I just don't see the QSY rule as necessarily being an advantage for Little
> Pistols. Nor do I think it should be.
> 73 kelly
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