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Re: [CQ-Contest] Why Is It.......

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Why Is It.......
From: "Sherman Banks" <w4atl@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 10:31:22 -0400
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You are not the only one with this problem.  This is one of the reasons I
don't do more DX oriented contests from my QTH.  You need power and decent
antennas to get runs going.  Otherwise it's S&P.

I have no problem running DX stations during the week but try it on a
contest weekend and you don't get any calls.

The problem is most likely strong signals causing de-sense in receivers
making lower power stations harder to hear during a busy contest weekend.
It makes a DX contest really boring unless you can work those 0 point
stations closer to you.  But that's another thread...

See you in IARU where you can work anybody you want with no penalty.

-----Original Message-----
From: cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com
[mailto:cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com] On Behalf Of Steve Harrison
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 2:05 AM
To: cq-contest@contesting.com
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Why Is It.......

........  that over a whole weekend of a contest, we lil whipperschnappers
can't seem to achieve a rate over 40 Qs/hour; yet, during an ordinary
weeknight (during a sunspot min yet), calling CQ on 80 or 40 will yield
unlimited pileups of Europeans??????????????

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