[CQ-Contest] Split operation in CQ WW CW

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Tue Aug 28 15:39:31 EDT 2012

Great answer Ward and this is exactly what we had to do from J6M.  If we 
go spotted in EU or Russia the pile up that came was unbelievable.   We 
tried to work a few but after the endless callers showed up were were 
forced to move. Smart ops found us pretty quick.  The other option for 
us was to work the edges of the pileup up or down or both.  When the 
band opens up to area of major population centers look out!

Mike W0MU

W0MU-1 CC Cluster w0mu.net:23 or w0mu-1.dnsdynamic.com

On 8/28/2012 8:09 AM, Ward Silver wrote:
>> 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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