[CQ-Contest] Zero Beating

VE3MGY vy2mgy at sympatico.ca
Fri Jun 1 15:31:29 EDT 2007

I always find the same thing here as well Mike. And the narrower the filters 
I am using at the time the more stations that I can notice are off my TX 
frequency. Why they are not zero beated I don't know. I doubt if many of the 
mainstream contesters today are using older equipment so maybe its the 
casual guys that are not on CW alot? Of course its never happened to me.... 

73 Brian

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Fatchett W0MU" <w0mu at w0mu.com>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 6:58 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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