[CQ-Contest] SO2R Technique
on5zo at telenet.be
Wed May 30 10:27:52 EDT 2007
> but have you tried the Advanced SO2R capabilities of N1MM Logger??
> 73, Ted W4NZ
I did and together with the MK2R+ I must say that it seemed much harder to
*start learning* SO2R than this combo actually makes it.
Now becoming good at SO2R, that's another thing... ;o)
I took the advice of some SO2R-pros and traded "PTT L/R switching" for L/R
real time stereo, which at first scared me but in fact is easier to keep
control over what's happening on the running rig and maintain a tight
timing. You can reply faster to "?", "QRL?" or plain uninvited CQ's on the
Only when a weak QSB station comes back, I switch back to "run radio in both
ears". Or when the rate explodes, which happens far less than #1 from here.
In CW, I was surprised that it wasn't that hard not to mess up the copying
between both ears. The human brain turns out to be a good DSP after all.
That said, even with modest antennas and only one amp SO2R can boost your
score and keep you busy during slow hours. I'm glad I did the effort! In
RDXC'07, 11% of my QSO total (abt. 190 out of 1750 Q's) was made with the
2nd radio without an amp on a piece of wire with an SGC SmartTuner...
73 de Franki ON5ZO / OQ5M
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