[CQ-Contest] What does this question mean?

K4RO Kirk Pickering k4ro at k4ro.net
Fri Aug 13 07:22:07 EDT 2004

Were they loud?  If so, my guess is that they
thought you were clicking them, and then guessed 
it must have been an MP since the unmodified ones
can click badly.  I know -- I've modified a few 
MP's for TCGers, I and measured the clicks before 
and after. It's a dramatic difference.

That is my guess from the peanut gallery.
And no, it wasn't me, although I am not shy
about informing folks of a bad signal.  But 
I always give my call sign when I do so.

There were some really trashy signals on the band 
for a 100 watt contest.  I wonder if it's due to 
rigs being pushed beyond their 100W limit? Those 
bandpass filters can eat up a few watts.  My IC-765's
start looking bad on the scope past 110 watts, even
though they will run another 40 watts if pushed to
the trashy edge.


-Kirk  K4RO

On Thu, Aug 12, 2004 at 09:10:55PM -0400, Bill Coleman wrote:
> During the recent NAQP CW, I was having fun running some stations on 40 
> CW. Between callers, someone sent me a burst of CW that I didn't quite 
> catch. After a couple of repeats, I believe he asked: UR RIG YAESU 
> FT1000xx?
> To which I replied, NO ELECRAFT K2
> I don't know who asked the question, or even if I got it right. My 
> question is -- why would anyone care, especially in the middle of a 
> contest?

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