[CQ-Contest] Contest Rig

Michael Tope W4EF at dellroy.com
Fri Jun 2 11:18:21 EDT 2006

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Hachadorian" <k6ll at adelphia.net>

> With roofing filters, 250Hz filters, DSP, etc. I think it is 
> possible to totally lose situational awareness of the band. 
> What you, in your expensive high-tech bubble, think is a 
> clear run frequency, may actually be terrible, with loud 
> stations only 200 hz on both sides.  Many S&P'ers are going 
> to tune right by you, because it appears to be an 
> undecipherable mishmash. If a run frequency doesn't sound 
> good with a pair of 500 Hz filters, it is probably not a 
> good frequency.
> Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
> Yuma, AZ

That thought crossed my mind more than once during the
WPX CW contest. The problem is that everyone seems 
to have tight filters, so keeping a run frequency clear enough 
for picking out weak ones with 500 Hz filters is sometimes 
easier said than done. Having adjacent CQers no closer than 
+/- 500 Hz seemed to produce decent results. 

Mike W4EF..........................................

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