[CQ-Contest] Multi-Single - How?

Marty Tippin martyt at pobox.com
Sat Feb 3 10:23:08 EST 2001

I've had several replies so far - many thanks to all for taking the time.
It's a lot clearer to me now.

The long and the short of it is that Multi-Single in ARRL contests is very
different than Multi-Single in the CQ contests -- in ARRL contests, you
must have some way to keep the two stations from transmitting at the same
time, but in CQ contests, there isn't the same restriction, only the
restriction that the second station work mults (wish we'd known that for
the CQWW last year!)

And basically, I gather that multi-single in ARRL contests is not
necessarily worth the effort, considering the rules restrictions. Seems
like Multi-Two is a better category for us to enter, even if it is more
competitive (it's not like we were going to win anyway!). We'll rustle up a
crew to keep both stations busy (or else we'll both work our tails off!)


-Marty NW0L
   martyt at pobox.com

At 10:27 PM 2/2/01 -0600, Marty Tippin wrote:

 >I'm considering a multi-single effort in the upcoming ARRL DX Phone
 >contest, and want to use a run station as well as a mult station. We ran
 >multi-single at AE9B during the CQ WW Phone contest and it became obvious
 >that a mult station would have been a great help. But I'm absolutely
 >stumped as to the mechanics of how you operate both stations, ensuring only
 >one signal on the air at a time, without completely disrupting any "flow"
 >the run station might have.
 >Could someone give me a short "play-by-play" of how operation at a "real"
 >multi-single with a run station and mult station might go?
 >Thanks & 73,
 >-Marty NW0L
 >   martyt at pobox.com
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