Someone commented there was no audio on the ZF2MJ YouTube video. To hear
audio of a MorseRunner run at 60wpm, click here for a sample from YT6W, a
frequent HST competitor:
Now imagine you hear two audio streams like that, one in each ear, for 48
hours, and you get a sense for what Dan and Jose just did.
As a comparison to world-class single-stream MorseRunner, see the HST 2015
The top Men's score was Goran YT7AW at 4,398 points over a 10-minute run in HST
Mode, with 4 Callsigns continuously. The top Ladies score was Anna RA4FVL (I
would guess she's 22 years old now) at 4,242 points.
My QRZ page shows a sample MorseRunner run at 3,232 points which equates to 324
QSO's per hour (with a single audio stream). So the top HST guys can do about
425-450 per hour with a single audio stream, although A) they crank the
Transmit speed up to 120wpm to save time (not really possible in a real
pileup), and B) those 4 simulated MorseRunner stations are awfully
well-behaved, and there are not 5-10 of them all zero-beat together!
What Dan and Jose did is a logical evolution of high rate contesting using
existing building blocks. Kudos to them both for the hard work they put in to
reach the next level!
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