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Re: Topband: ARRL 160

Subject: Re: Topband: ARRL 160
From: Jose Ramon <>
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2017 18:53:33 +0100
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That's not going to work often during a contest. It depends on how crowded
is the band you stretch or narrow your passband. When a narrow filter is
set if you call 100 Hz away we won't hear you.
During a dxp the scenario is quite different, you're the alone, I normally
set, whenever is possible, the widest passband so I can hear anyone on the
split within 2,5 KHz, the brain does the rest.

Thanks for the last weekend ARRL contest QSOs.

Jose, EA7KW

2017-12-07 18:33 GMT+01:00 Wes Stewart <>:

> Shh.  You're giving away my secrets.
> Wes  N7WS
> On 12/7/2017 10:07 AM, wrote:
>> I respectfully disagree with Don Kirk. My experience has been different. I
>> don't how many pileups I've broken quickly - where the station I'm trying
>> to
>> work is operating simplex - by going split and transmitting a few Hz above
>> or below "zero beat". The operator at the other end is trying to copy a
>> callsign, and if everybody is "zero beat" it makes it very difficult to
>> copy
>> anybody. Anything you can do to make your signal "stand out" or
>> differentiate it from the crowd makes it easier for the station you're
>> trying to work. (Also speeding up or slowing down a few WPM sometimes
>> helps.)
>> Someone taught me this a long time ago, and it works. He's worked a lot of
>> good DX in the last sixty (60) years or so.
>> 73,
>> Marsh, KA5M
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