[CQ-Contest] moving mults
Bill Coleman AA4LR
aa4lr at radio.org
Tue Dec 7 10:51:25 EST 1999
On 12/7/99 1:49, henry at henry at pacinfo.com wrote:
>I get the concept of moving mults to another band to get more points, but
>I'm having a bit of a tought time visualizing the actual process.
>This is what I understand to happen. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
>ME: UR 5 THANKS, COULD YOU MOVE TO 21 228?
>MULT (ON 21228): CQ TEST
More than likely, the mult won't call CQ TEST, but will call you (or more
likely, you will call him).
>ME: UR 59 TNX
>This seems like we both loose what ever frequency we were on.
That's a distinct possibility.
> If I had a
>run frequency on the 1st band, I don't when I try to come back to it after
>working the mult I moved. If the mult had a run freq., it's gone when s/he
>trys to go back.
If you use two radios, chances of losing a run frequency are somewhat
diminished. Of course, even with two radios, you can only transmit one
signal at a time. But you can keep the run frequency occupied while you
listen for the mult on another band.
>Did I miss something here? When do I try to move multi.s? When I'm s&p ing,
>or running? How do I deal with giving up my run frequency?
Generally you'll move stations when you are running. You can certainly
try to move stations when S & Ping, but you are much more likely to get
As for giving up your run frequency -- you'll have to live with that
possibility. Part of the challenge behind moving mults is knowing which
ones are worthwhile to move -- ones that you aren't likely to find on a
There are always risk in moving mults. There's no guarantee you'll
actually work the multipler on the other band, and you may lose your fun
Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL Mail: aa4lr at radio.org
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