[CQ-Contest] New tactic for finding a run frequency?

Ragnar Otterstad otterstad at enter.vg
Sun Feb 23 08:21:27 EST 2003

For an occational observer , who no longer has the stamina to work 48 hours
contests, there are too many people calling CQ and too  few listening for
others. On a contest weekend there are CQ-stations all over the place, calling
without listening properly for whoever comes back ! One could get the
impression that the receiver gain was turned all the way down or they use so
narrow filters that unless a caller is within a few Hz of their passband( on
CW ), they loose the station.

This weekend 160 m is ruined by ssb contest. Here in Europe tha band was full
of stations calling CQ for long periods without a QSO !  What a waste of time
and spectrum, not to mention CW DX opportunities lost!


Rag Otterstad    LA5HE also JW5HE OZ8RO
located in Telemark - home of skiing.

My antenna "farm" can be found on HTTP://no.photos.yahoo.com/la5he when you
click on  Radio.

Take a look at: http://WWW.visitTelemark.com

or  http://www.visitnorway.com

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