[CQ-Contest] Zero Beating - slovenly operating

Steve Harrison k0xp at dandy.net
Fri Jun 1 15:45:33 EDT 2007

At 07:50 AM 6/1/2007 -0500, you wrote:
>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.

Maybe; but I'm certain the vast majority of my Qs on 80m were operating
unassisted (i.e., no packet/spotting site).

Steve, K0XP

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