[CQ-Contest] How blatant can you get?

Igor Sokolov ua9cdc at gmail.com
Sun Oct 16 11:34:15 PDT 2011

Mark, contesting is more complicated then that. If both of us call the same multiplier and I am 10 db louder then you, you will have to wait and loose valuable time. Provided all the other variables are equal, power advantage of 10db means better score.

73, Igor UA9CDC  
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Mark van Wijk 
  To: Tom W8JI 
  Cc: Igor Sokolov ; cq-contest at contesting.com 
  Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2011 12:49 PM
  Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] How blatant can you get?

  Tom's  statement below can be verfied by listening to the NCDXF HF Beacons; 10dB does not make a difference. 
  At noise level or in the crud, if you can just hear their 100W carrier, you can still hear the 10W carrier also. If you hear the 10W then also the 1W, 1W then also the final 100mW.

  73 Mark, PA5MW

  On 15 okt. 2011, at 16:09, Tom W8JI <w8ji at w8ji.com> wrote:

    3 dB or even 10 dB makes no difference to anyone except at low power, or 
    when signals are weak. And it makes no difference at all unless they can 
    hear what answers them.  If people want to be stupid and run 6 dB or 10 dB 
    more, there is no way to prevent that.

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