[CQ-Contest] State QSO parties and CW

Richard DiDonna NN3W nn3w at cox.net
Wed Apr 30 08:55:51 EDT 2008

SSB might be easier to send, but a mobile with a compromise antenna and low 
power is going to make a LOT more QSOs on CW.  You can't work them if you 
can't hear them....

73 Rich NN3W

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Geiger" <n5ten at yahoo.com>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 2:16 PM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] State QSO parties and CW

> The Florida QSO party this past weekend reminded me of
> something I have observed for the past few years.
> With the exception of maybe the California QSO party,
> there seems to be much more CW than SSB activity for
> state QSO parties.
> I am not complaining as I like CW contests and just
> tolerate SSB contests, but why is this?  It seems that
> SSB would be easier to run while mobile.
> Does the extra points that CW QSOs score relative to
> SSB QSOs make everyone stick with CW?
> 73s John AA5JG
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