In a message dated 11/12/2005 7:44:02 A.M. Central Standard Time,
was using a crude two radio setup in 84 and 85. I wasn't making many top
tens back then but it did help the score.
I had a pretty elaborate setup for SO2R in the late 80s and early 90s. I
had an Omni A and a Corsair. They both shared the same VFO design, and there
was sufficient output out of either VFO to operate both radios at one time. I
had a switching arrangement where I could control the radios independently
with their internal VFO, or could simultaneously tune two different bands off
of the same VFO from either radio.
I did "dual S&P" on separate bands very effectively when I was in Europe.
The only trick was having to manually keep track of my band changes, as
neither radio was computer controlled. It did make a huge difference in my
especially when I ran QRP, as it effectively doubled the size of the playing
field for S&P QSOs.
I had also automated my antenna switching and matching so my antennas were
1:1 on every band instantly. (I used dipoles fed with ladder line.) I had an
early edge in the Sprints after returning to the states, but that edge has
eroded due to my limited participation in recent years.
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