[CQ-Contest] Split operation in CQ WW CW

Jeff Clarke ku8e at bellsouth.net
Mon Aug 27 23:22:49 EDT 2012

I have noticed during our past couple PJ4A CQWW CW operations the pileups have seemed to get so unruly that we sometimes had to listen split to keep up the rate. I remember last year one particular EU pileup on 10 meters that so many stations were calling zero beat on the same frequency that the CW signals mixed together and the pileup sounded like a steady tone. My guess is many of those stations were pointing a clicking on spots on the cluster . I consider myself to be a decent CW operator and ended up trying to listen on the outer edge of the pileup to pickup calls but that didn’t help much. Eventually I had to resort to listen 2 UP and that helped a great deal. I could see some rare station with a marginal signal maybe giving up in frustration on a pileup because of people calling continuously without listening.

Jeff KU8E

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