[CQ-Contest] Zero Beating - slovenly operating

Mark Beckwith n5ot at n5ot.com
Fri Jun 1 08:50:39 EDT 2007

Lots of interesting comments about zero beating. You guys are missing the
real culprit:

When you remove having to copy the station you're calling from the equation
by pumping his callsign through the internet so that it miraculously pops up
on your bandmap as a multiplier without your having to do anything at all,
the frequency on which you're going to be called is going to become a
function of how good the operator who spotted you was at zero-beating.

Short answer: when you jump on a spot, it's slovenly operating to not
zero-beat him before you call him.  I know that wastes valuable nanoseconds,
but you can attempt to make up for it by using cut numbers.

73 - Mark, N5OT

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