[CQ-Contest] multi-contesting

David Levine david at levinecentral.com
Sun Mar 22 04:25:58 PDT 2009

I was going to start a thread on this topic as well though I was going to
start in the N1MM group. This weekend there are 5 contests I participated
in. Maybe not "normal" for a diehard contester, but I'm sure I'm not the
only one. The contests are the BARTG RTTY contest (my main contest this
weekend), the Russian DX contest and the OK, ND and VA QSO Parties. So I did
some searching about working multiple contests and the only relevant thing I
found was related to what Dick wrote below about the section file for
multiple QSO parties. 

So what I was going to ask is if there's some preferred method or trick I
haven't found for working all these multiple contests in a weekend besides
the Open Log each time (I'm using N1MM) that I tune along the band and find
someone calling CQ for a contest I don't have open?

My computer is possible a bit underpowered and I needed to remove all the
spots or opening up a new log would take close to a minute to re-do all the
spots. There were a lot of spots, but not a lot of log entries for any of
the contests but the BARTG one. I think this weekend was a bit more
difficult because there were so many that were intermixed. If they weren't,
then I'd be able to, as an example do CW for one, SSB for one and RTTY for a
third. But this weekend, there were 4 concurrent contests running at the
same time for CW and SSB and doing S&P I would never know which I would tune

So hopefully there won't be any RTFM responses. Is there a better way to
handle multiple contests like the above? Does writelog handle it better then

K2DSL - David

-----Original Message-----
From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Dick Frey - K4XU
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2009 1:19 AM
To: cq contest
Subject: [CQ-Contest] multi-contesting

I tried to play in all three state QP's but was frustrated by VA's 
requirement for a SN. I got N1MM to accept all the different county 
exchanges by modifying the QSOParty.sec file. But when I worked a VA 
station it would not take the number so I just copied the county and 
will not turn in the VA log. Most were happy to get my OR mult.

While I agree that the RST=599 part of the exchange is completely 
superfluous, unless all the concurrent weekend parties replace it with a 
serial number, you're odd man out, Virginia.

The Oregon party, now 7QP, had SN in the exchange until the NEQP 
started. We decided to change so NEQP, IN and 7QP would all use RST. The 
results have proved beneficial to all.


More information about the CQ-Contest mailing list