[CQ-Contest] Split operation in CQ WW CW

Jim Neiger n6tj at sbcglobal.net
Sun Aug 26 20:44:24 EDT 2012

I was told many years ago, "everyday try and find a smile, try and find 
something to laugh about"

Thanks Bob K3EST for making my day........

Sure enough, in last year's WW CW results write-up, Bob pens : "It has come 
to our attention that some DX entrants are operating split on CW"    Huh?

Admittedly its been a few years since the K3EST led teams dominated the CQ 
WW from multi-multi PJ1B and often I was on the losing (No. 2) team.  Now 
I've finally figured it out why we could never beat PJ1B:  they must've 
worked everybody zero beat with their transmitting frequency!!!   Oh my 
gosh, how stupid could we be??

I'll close this with some lines from the Joni Mitchell hit song:

"But where are the clowns, send in the clowns
Don't bother they're here

Isn't it rich?  Isn't it queer?
Losing my timing this late in my career
But where are the clowns?  There ought to be clowns
Well maybe next year............."

Vy 73,

Increasingly Amazed,
Jim Neiger  N6TJ

From: "Chris Tran GM3WOJ" <gm3woj at christran.net>
Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2012 4:40 AM
To: "CQ contest reflector" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Split operation in CQ WW CW

> 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 
> 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 ?
> 73
> Chris
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