[CQ-Contest] Log checking questions

Bill Turner dezrat1242 at ispwest.com
Fri Dec 16 11:09:33 EST 2005

At 05:28 AM 12/16/2005, Dennis OConnor wrote:

>Now, I like to maximize my Countries to Q's ratio during a contest - 
>1:1 is the ideal ratio ... In a recent contest I worked 66 countries 
>on 140 Q's on 80 meters...  I tune a lot with one radio in each ear 
>- told you I was mentally handicapped -   I listen between the 
>louder stations, the flagship CQ machines, and the howling pileups, 
>for that water weak DX call...  I'm alert for the five second 
>tuner-upper, the station that sends a few dits just to see if 
>everything is working, etc...  In the left ear I tune slowly... In 
>the right ear I tune fast... I cover the band back and forth both 
>rapidly and thoroughly at the same time..
>As a result I find uniques (lots of em), and I find stations just 
>firing up, and I may get them within a minute or two of their 
>setting up shop (I'm always impressed at how fast the pack descends 
>after they work a station that spots them)... If you look at my log, 
>you might believe that I am using the spotting networks to 'point 
>and click' these guys  -  but I'm not, how could that be any fun?...


The soul of a true DXer.

73, Bill W6WRT

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