[CQ-Contest] Q-multiplier

tony field ve6yp at shaw.ca
Sat Nov 24 10:43:20 EST 2001

The current poor conditions for the contest led me to do some
research into ancient history.  In the 1950's, the ham radio
operators had some special technology called a Q-MULTIPLIER that
could pull signals out of the qrm/qrn. It was usually employed in
the IF stages of their equipment.

Obviously this would be of great value for modern contesting in
poor conditions when the Q-rate can be as low as 10 per hour.  A
Q-multipler of even a small value such as 5 would make this into
50 per hour.

It seems reasonable that a modern contesting program could easily
have this feature added - the programmer already has an IF
statement - just a little more work should result in a software
based Q-multiplier.

tony (ve6yp :-)

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