[CQ-Contest] Dupes during the ARRL 160

Tom McAlee tom at klient.com
Mon Dec 5 11:19:07 EST 2005

I think the problem was too many people way to close to each other, if not 
right on top of each other.  Here's what I noticed...

I wasn't doing anything serious this weekend.  We had our company Christmas 
party Friday night so I knew I would be off to a very late start.  I got 
home around 0300Z and figured I would just hand out some QSOs.  So, I s&p'd 
up and down the band twice, making over 200 QSOs in less than 2 hours.

It was incredibly packed with signals.  More times than not, when I called a 
station I heard multiple stations coming back to me.  At least one on the 
frequency I called on, perhaps one a bit above, one a bit below, etc.

I stopped after a couple of hours, but came back a few hours later and made 
the rounds again.  Many stations I called that time told me "QSO b4".  When 
I said "not in my log", they just said "QSO b4 tu cq test..." or something. 
Well, ok... I am happy to be in your log but, unfortunately for you, you are 
not in mine!

Tom, NI1N

----- Original Message ----- 
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Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2005 3:50 PM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Dupes during the ARRL 160

> Was it just me, or did anyone else notice an EXTREME amount of dupes this
> weekend?
> I was at K9SD Friday evening, & when I left the chair at 0700, I had 
> about
> 700 QSO's in the log, & about 20 dupes! I made all of the Q's but 5 or  6 
> via
> CQing.  I can't recall another contest where there was such a  problem. I
> logged the dupes, & had only one guy come back say SRI,  dupe.
> We were "testing" a new ICOM 7800, & was kinda thinking with the FB
> filtering of that rig, maybe I was too close to another station, & they 
> were  actually
> calling them? Dunno...
> 73-Chuck KI9A
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