[CQ-Contest] RIT offset as QRM clue
hamcat at directvinternet.com
Sun Sep 1 17:47:37 EDT 2002
Pete Smith wrote:
> I've been wondering. When running in contests, I've noticed that sometimes
> stations answering tend to be .1-.2 kHz higher or lower than my
> frequency. When this pattern emerges, if I check in the "opposite
> direction" I quite often find a relatively loud signal close to my
> frequency on that side.
> I'm guessing that people are tuning me in and tending to "lean" away from
> the QRM, and it often seems as if I can improve my run rate by shifting
> frequency a little in the direction that the majority of callers are
> "coming from."
This has been going on for years and years, and is simply a way some
use to "muscle" in on your run frequency. Moving higher will only
result in the "grabber" also moving higher, and very soon, you'll find
yourself unable to move in either direction.
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