[CQ-Contest] Split operation in CQ WW CW

Ward Silver hwardsil at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 10:09:32 EDT 2012

> Option 1: DX quits and goes to beach.
> Option 2: DX tries calling someone on the same frequency.
> Option 3: DX starts S&P and never tries to resume running
> Option 4: DX asks up 3
> Option 5: DX asks up 5
> Option 6: DX asks up and listens 3-7 up

Jukka, there is another option that will surely become more popular: DX QSYs 
and starts another smaller pileup.

Agreed that finding another frequency is not often easy but it may result in 
a higher net rate than trying to manage a simplex pileup that is out of 
control for reasons not of the DX station's making.

Given that we now have the tools to know so much about who is operating 
where, running strategies must evolve to limit the pileup size to maximize 
rate.  In contesting 1.0, the strategy is to be loud (thank you, N2AA) but 
in contesting 2.0, the strategy must change to be both loud AND workable. 
The optimum tactics for implementing workability are yet to be determined.

73, Ward N0AX 

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