[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.
>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 
negative responses.

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 
particular band. 

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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