[CQ-Contest] Zero Beating (slovenly or not)

Rex Maner k7qq at netzero.net
Sat Jun 2 00:09:31 EDT 2007

Quack  Agrees with Bill on this one ,  calling off a bit makes it easier to 
pick them out.  I normally use 1000hz  or if its really crowed and strong 
I'll cut down to 600 but thats enuff , and you were issued ears to separate 
the diff tones.  When one is off to the side he is much easier to read thru 
the mess.

When working DX and several are calling I'll sisten low 300hz to pick one 
that is more in the clear.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Parry" <BPARRY at RGV.RR.COM>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 9:26 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Zero Beating (slovenly or not)

>I haven't been following this thread very closely so maybe I missed the
> point. I sorta like stations to call up and down a little.  I know that it
> is real easy to work stations that are only inside your 500 or 400 HZ
> filter, but I like for them to spread out a little. Maybe a little wider
> filter on RX would help out. It certainly wasn't unusual to have JA 
> pileups
> +/- 3 KHZ at 6D2X. That's the only way you could work those 5 watt 
> stations.
> I'm not sure how the packet business got in this thread but stations have
> been calling off frequency for years and years. Seems to me that the
> Russians used to do this a lot back in the 70s and then many JAs did it in
> the 80s and 90s. I always assumed that they were just good ops and knew 
> that
> if 100 JAs were calling zero beat, you couldn't copy anybody.
> Bill, W5VX
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:cq-contest-
>>bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Tim Goeppinger
>>Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 2:11 PM
>>To: cq-contest at contesting.com
>>Subject: [CQ-Contest] Zero Beating
>>VO1HE said "I also noticed that most Europeans that called were higher in
>>freq while most NA stations were lower. Not sure what that indicates."
>>Perhaps the fashion trend this year in Paris calls for higher tuning, and
>>hasn't caught on in North America yet?
>>Equally sorry,
>>Tim K6GEP
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