[CQ-Contest] license classes in SS CW

K0HB k-zero-hb at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 9 10:28:20 EST 2005

> I was curious as to the advisability of calling cq in the Extra 
> subband. On one hand, 93% is a lot of Extras. On the other hand, the 
> top scores are so closely grouped in that contest, that you would hate 
> to exclude 7% of the population. I think I'll stay above 025.
> Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
> Yuma, AZ

Several years ago someone here used the term "expose yourself" as a
Sweepstakes strategy.  In that writers terminology, it meant that he'd
periodically switch his run frequency to different neighborhoods on a
particular band.  He'd run for awhile below .025, then for awhile between
.025 and .050, then for awhile above .050.  The notion being that a lot of
operators have "comfort zones" which they hang out in, so rotating through
those three "zones" likely exposes you to more operators.

73, de Hans, K0HB

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