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Re: [CQ-Contest] SO2R vs SO1R

To: dave@pkministrywebs.com, CQ-Contest@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] SO2R vs SO1R
From: K8IA via CQ-Contest <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Reply-to: BobK8IA@aol.com
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2017 17:51:07 -0400
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I have always enjoyed NAQP CW and competing with the SO2R crowd is fun. I  
would never want to see SO2R and SO1R as separate categories. They should 
not  be. The SO2R ops skills should be rewarded. Conversely, there are 
probably a few  of us that do fairly well not using SO2R
I use SO2V via a two rx K3, a far cry from SO2R and, frankly, SO2V is not  
too productive in a high rate contest such as NAQP CW. I am usually just too 
 busy running rate to bother with that second in-band rx. Other than a 
small  percentage of qso's (maybe 50-60 per NAQP CW), I could be considered 
Although, due to some storm damage here, I was unable to compete in last  
weekends NAQP CW, some of my recent past top 25 (actually 26 as you will  
see) final scores look good for a non-SO2R old guy:
2017 Jan NAQP CW - K8IA #6 Overall - 1213/224 = 271,712  (8 band  changes) 
2016 Aug NAQP CW - K8IA #6 Overall - 1032/193 = 199,176  (11 band  changes)
2016 Jan NAQP CW - K8IA #18 Overall - 1172/223 = 261,356  (11 band  changes)
2015 Aug NAQP CW - K8IA #26 Overall - 990/212 = 209,880  (18 band  changes)
2015 Jan NAQP CW - K8IA #18 Overall - 1155/247 = 285,285 (14 band  changes)
My point is that, a SO2R op will beat me most of the time, but not  
necessarily all the time. 
I am having fun doing what I do with the modest station I have. I have no  
plans for SO2R. My highest antenna is only 78' up and just a 3 el SteppIR at 
 that. No magic station, certainly no magic op but a persistent old coot 
that  likes to have some fun in NAQP CW. I missed you folks last weekend!
73, Bob K8IA
Arizona Outlaws Contest Club
In a message dated 8/8/2017 10:03:23 A.M. US Mountain Standard Time,  
dave@pkministrywebs.com writes:

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

Are  there any contests that have such a category?


73s Dave  WN4AFP
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