[CQ-Contest] Zero Beating

Rex Maner k7qq at netzero.net
Fri Jun 1 00:14:04 EDT 2007

Mike   I find myself , especially on strong signals to call the first time 
off by 500hz or more because when I'm tuning across the band I have the rx 
open to 2.8 khz.  I try to be carefull to get on freq and sometimes in the 
Heat of calling don't get there the first time,  I suspect that some of the 
newbies might not have 500hz filters.  ??


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Fatchett W0MU" <w0mu at w0mu.com>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 10:58 PM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Zero Beating

>I noticed in the WPX CW test that a fair number of stations were way off my
> xmit frequency.  This is the first time I recall making a mental note of
> this occurring in a contest.  I had my skirts set at 300 and then 500. 
> Some
> were off enough that I thought it was adjacent QRM till I tuned to them 
> and
> found they were calling me.
> I understand the benefits of not being zero beat to differentiate yourself
> from the pack.  Is this a case of poor operating, forgetting about your 
> rit
> or all of the above?
> Anyone else notice this?
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