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Re: [CQ-Contest] NAQP multi-2 strategy

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] NAQP multi-2 strategy
From: Steve London <n2icarrl@gmail.com>
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Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 16:49:40 -0700
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On 11/29/2012 03:31 PM, Jimk8mr@aol.com wrote:
But there is a significant rule difference:

In NAQP you have to stay on a band for ten minutes.

I'm not personally experienced with the optimum strategy under current NAQP
  rules, but from perusing past results it seems that NAQP multis often do
poorly in the number of multipliers on marginally open bands.

That is somewhat true, and a direct result of the 10 minute band change rule. It isn't worth it to work 1 multiplier on, lets say, 10 meters, and be stuck there for 10 minutes while you could be working 20 stations on an active band.

In the lower sunspot years, M/2 has been strange from here. You have worked out 15 meters by 20Z, and find yourself CQing away with 100 watts on a not-very-open 40 meters at 2 PM local time. That doesn't attract much attention from back east.

Steve, N2IC
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