[CQ-Contest] The future of Contesting in 10 years

Keith Dutson kdutson at sbcglobal.net
Sat Feb 3 19:08:52 EST 2007

Having two receivers on different bands is SO2R only if the second band
receiver works on a separate antenna and listens while transmitting on the
first band.

73, Keith NM5G

-----Original Message-----
From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of R Johnson
Sent: Friday, February 02, 2007 9:25 PM
To: sawyered at earthlink.net; cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] The future of Contesting in 10 years

"SO2R in a box" was a reality 15 years ago when Yaesu introduced the

The FT-1000D had Dual "Out of Band Receive" which allowed listen on, say
both 80M and 20M at the SAME time. The FT-1000 did not have this feature
unless you added the optional BP-1 filter.

When Yaesu introduced the FT-1000MP series they made it into a Dual "In Band
radio which meant you could tune the Main and Sub receiver to different
frequencies, but they had to be in the SAME band. A big step backwards IMHO.

Now that Yaesu has introduced the FT-9000 Series radios, they brought back
the Dual "Out of Band Receive" capability on at least one in the series. I
don't know if the other FT-9000 models can be converted to Dual "Out of Band
Receive" as easily as the FT-1000.

All I know is that in another 10 years we are going to pay more $$$ for
whatever we buy !!!

Bob, K1VU

At 12:59 2/1/2007, sawyered at earthlink.net wrote:
>While I believe that technically, internet based remote contesting might be
achievable (seems like delays are an inhibiter right now), I am predicting
that the practice would regulated out by the Contest Committees.
>I think that the digital embedding of callsign information in our signals
may be another frontier that will be available, kicking off another round
"assisted vs. unassisted" debate.
>SO2R "in a box" is no doubt on the horizon.
>I think some other innovative multi-band antennas will be here.
>"real time scoreboards" are already here, the question of whether they are
adopted is another issue.
>I would love to see the output Tonno.  Good Luck.
>Ed  N1UR
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