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Re: [CQ-Contest] Cheating

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Cheating
From: "David Robbins K1TTT" <k1ttt@arrl.net>
Reply-to: k1ttt@arrl.net
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 14:10:38 -0000
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> >> One thing that I would like to know is, how an SO2R station running at
> >> over 100 Q's an hour on his main rig for 24 hours finds the time to S&P
> on
> >> his 2nd rig. That would be worth knowing.
> >>
> >>
> >> 73  Steve,  ZC4Li.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> When I started SO2R, I thought the same thing.  As with most things, you
> improve with practice.  Working the second radio at 100Q/hr is not hard
> for an experienced SO2R op.
> 73,
> Barry

you also have to remember that an average of 100/hr for the whole contest
probably means several hours at 150-200/hr mostly running one radio,
followed by hours of 50/hr with lots of time to hunt for qso's and mults on
the other radio.

Also for m/s... its not so easy to 'set up' a band to switch to for 10
minutes.  We tried that several times for 10m and 15m and of course just as
we switched to make the first contact all the stations that were in the band
map changed bands or modes also!  And of course since the 10 minute rule
include mode changes if you run out of cw stuff to work you can't just go to
ssb.  s/o's can work both modes any time they want, pass mults and qso's
from mode to mode and band to band to get double the points and mults... its
always much easier to work someone the second or third time when you pass
them around to other bands!  m/s can't do that at all without getting stuck
on the other band for 10 minutes.

David Robbins K1TTT
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