[CQ-Contest] Does might make right
ai7b at teleport.com
Tue Feb 29 17:41:50 EST 2000
i'd call it a multi single operation....and take it easy on the
west coast kilowatt comments.....thot that went away
with the demise of w6am and w6vss?? hi
----- Original Message -----
From: "Zack Widup" <w9sz at prairienet.org>
To: <TOMK5RC at aol.com>
Cc: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 29, 2000 6:35 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Does might make right
> On Mon, 28 Feb 2000 TOMK5RC at aol.com wrote:
> > I operated the CQ 160SSB Contest last weekend multiop at K5KG in Northern NJ.
> > It shed some new light on why I contest.
> > >From that location, just the local 1's, 2's and 3's covered 1.8 to 1.9 MHz
> > with signals of 20 over S9 and above. Hearing weak stations was mostly an
> > exercise of nulling out splatter from adjacent stations. Finding a hole to CQ
> > was even more challenging.
> > At least five times that I recall, I found a "hole", ran three or four
> > stations, then an 20 over S9 signal would come on zero beat and claim "Hey,
> > this frequency is in use." In use, indeed. The guy was gone just long enough
> > for a potty break and a coffee refill and expected the deed to the frequency
> > was still in his name.
> I heard something interesting happen in the ARRL DX CW contest this year.
> A North American station (with a big signal) had a run going. He worked
> an EU station (also with a big signal here). They were evidently good
> friends. The NA station asked the EU station to "keep his frequency" for
> a few minutes. (Bathroom break? Mult chasing? I dunno). The EU station
> began calling CQ and got a little run going. After about 5 minutes the NA
> station returned and the EU station turned the frequency back over to him.
> I think I'd call that "brotherhood".
> 73, Zack W9SZ
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