[CQ-Contest] Fw: SO2R -- revised opinion?

David Thompson thompson at mindspring.com
Sat Nov 12 14:08:11 EST 2005

I heard K0RF during the CQ WW SSB in 1979 while I was running single band
40.  I listened to him at length then worked him to ask what was up.  I had
my Triton IV driving a Henry 3K to N4RJ's 2 el beam at 110 feet.  I used my
Drake R4A to receive below. S01.5R?  Worked so well I set up the Drake line
to a SB220 and the Triton IV to a small amp the next year.
was doing well in almost S02R when the SB220 blew the power transformer.

I also remember the 6 land station with the Hallicrafters SR-400A in the
ARRL SS.  You had dual RX and his comments to me was the transmitter
had only a short range before tune up again was needed.  Again almost S02R.
Hey one version of the FTDX 9000 improves on the SR-400A with real dual TX
and RX.  Plus you have much better control on antennas and muting.

As K4XS says S02R requires only a couple of hours getting used to.  The big
secret is how to engineer the antennas, switching, and cutting out cross

73 Dave K4JRB

> K7QQ:
>  >I did a bit of SS in the early 80's and didn't know of  ANYONE in the
top 10
> using   2  radios.
> I would suggest that the statement that most in the early  80's  in the
> 10 were using  2 radio's is   SUSPECT
>          Quacks, ever heard of W0UA?  He was doing
> dueling CQ's at least in the 70's from W0TR
> and K0RF.  Dual C-lines and the Drake Station
> Control...remember those?
>                                          73,  Bill  W4ZV

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