I don't think the rates are as high for them as they are in the Caribbean. That
makes a difference. Lots of times we have to choose between running rate or
trying to work a multiplier.
PJ2T had 1775 more QSO'S than W3LPL and 2948 more than K3LR.
Besides we are comparing zone 9 With 21, 33 and 35. The US multi's always have
more multipliers than anyone in the Caribbean anyway.
JeffOn Dec 10, 2015 2:50 PM, Dennis McAlpine <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> While Jeff's comments about mults being easier on the low bands for Zone 33
> and 35 may sound right, they are incorrect!
> The highest mult totals (zones plus countries) on 80M were posted by W3LPL
> (159) and K3LR (163) while TC0A came in fourth with 144. Third place was
> 9A1A with 149. CR3L lagged behind with 133 while PJ2T had only 116 and P40L
> had 131. On 160M, 9A1A (who had the highest mult total overall) was on top
> with 130. But, coming in second and third were W3LPL (105) and K3LR (97)
> while CR3l had only 89. PJ2T had 88 and P40L had 63.
> It was actually on 10M where CR3L came out on top. On 10M, they had 151
> while W3LPL had 146 and K3LR had 148. PJ2T and P40L lagged with 129 each,
> 32 behind CR3L. BTW, 9A1A had a huge advantage with 171 while TC0A had 144,
> in line with the others. K3LR and W3LPL came out on top on both 15 and 20M,
> while PJ2T trailed CR3L 28 mults combined. On the other hand, P40L was only
> 8 mults behind CR3L on the combined two bands.
> Simply put, it appears that PJ2T just did not have the mult totals that were
> available on most of the bands. They had 80 fewer mults than CR3L but also
> had 34 fewer mults than their neighbor P40L. From this quick look, it
> appears that the place to be to maximize mults might really be W3-land and
> maybe 9A or TC0, not in Africa or South America.
> This does nothing to resolve the current dispute about changing categories
> but does raise some interesting questions about operating strategies,
> particularly as the sunspots go down.
> BTW, for a better description of CR3L, I suggest you look at a story I did
> which appeared in the March/April 2011 issue of NCJ which also described the
> MO2R operation there. There was a more detailed technical discussion of
> MO2R a few issues later by DL5AXX.
> 73, Dennis, K2SX
> -----Original Message-----
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> Jeff Clarke
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> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Category hopping, new angle
> Zone 33 and 35 are nothing like zone 9. I haven't operated from either but
> the numbers on 15/10 meters I see from stations who operate multi-op from
> there are as good or better than the 3 big multi stations in zone 9 - P40L,
> PJ2T, PJ4A and the P40W single op. We usually get killed on 160 and 80 in
> both QSO's and multipliers.
> It should be interesting to see what happens in the coming years as the
> sunspots go down. We can usually still run both the US and EU on both 15/10
> meters when the sunspots are low. Not sure if they will still be able to do
> that from zones 21, 33 and 35.
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