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Re: [CQ-Contest] SO2R vs SO1R

To: steve.root@culligan4water.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] SO2R vs SO1R
From: Dave Edmonds <dave@pkministrywebs.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2017 16:33:50 -0400
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Hi Steve,

Excellent numbers in NAQP! Yes this contest is perfect for SO2R. I think
that SO2R ops are amazing and it should be used and enjoyed.

73s Dave AFP

On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 3:20 PM, <steve.root@culligan4water.com> wrote:

> The best I ever did in NAQP with one radio was about 850 Q's.  85/hr from
> up here for 10 hours ain't bad.
> The first time I ran SO2R...the FIRST time....I made well over 1100
> Q's.    That was before I had any experience or chance to get "good" at
> it.
> SO2R can have a huge impact on scores, depending on the contest.  For
> example, SO2R is of limited usefullness from here in DX contests because we
> don't tytpically enjoy two open bands at the same time and DX is always
> weak, requiring your full attention when attempting to run.  NAQP however
> is tailor made for the technique.
> 73  Steve K0SR
> -----Original Message-----
> *From:* Dave Edmonds [mailto:dave@pkministrywebs.com]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, August 8, 2017 10:42 AM
> *To:* cq-contest@contesting.com
> *Subject:* [CQ-Contest] SO2R vs SO1R
> The top 25 players (according to 3830scores.com) in the NAQP CW contest
> were running SO2R. Congrats to N9NB a SO1R op who broke the chain of SO2R
> scores.. The concern I saw was that there were no SO1R stations anywhere
> near the top scores in the NAQP LP category. There was a very wide score
> margin between the two types of operation too... Is a category for number
> of receivers needed in the world of contesting? How are SO1R ops doing in
> other contests competing against SO2Rs? Does not having a "number of
> receivers" category discourage SO1Rs from competing? Are there any contests
> that have such a category? Thoughts? 73s Dave WN4AFP
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