[CQ-Contest] Split operation in CQ WW CW

Chris Tran GM3WOJ gm3woj at christran.net
Sun Aug 26 07:40:07 EDT 2012

Hello all

In the CQ WW CW 2011 results, Bob K3EST says 'split operation in a major
contest should not happen'.

I absolutely agree if the big Single-ops or Multi-ops decide to go split
just to increase their rates, but for the small contest DXpedition with
limited antennas and power, it means that it
becomes *impossible* to work stations on certain bands - the pile-up cannot
hear you properly and just calls continuously.

>From my experience of being a rare mult at GZ7V in 2010 and ZK2V last year,
I could not work anything on 80m or 40m, 20m was tough, and only 15m and
10m were really useable - once the pile-up builds on e.g. 40m your rate
drops to zero after only a few minutes. I went 'up 1' on 10m for a while
which made life easier for everyone. Split was not viable on 40m or 20m.

If split operation is not allowed, it should say so in the rules ?


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