[CQ-Contest] Ed N1UR "competitive contester "

Doug Smith dougw9wi at gmail.com
Sat Jun 1 10:54:07 EDT 2013

>> I am using a rock solid 250hz bandwidth filter.  That person is "non existent
>> to me in most cases" when I am 250hz away.

I have a good narrow filter as well; if you're CQing 250Hz from where I'm CQing, I won't have any trouble copying those who may call me.

Problem is, most of the casual guys calling us *don't* have a 250Hz filter.  I may be able to copy any callers just fine, but if those callers don't 
have a good narrow filter, they can't hear *me*.

This happened to me a couple of times during the WPX.  My rate would spontaneously vanish, and after tuning around a bit with the RIT, I'd find 
someone further east but within my skip zone had lit up CQing within 200Hz.  I could still copy those who did call just fine, but it was obvious that 
far fewer stations could copy me.  (European calls would vanish & I'd work only W0/W6/W7 for a few minutes.)


Doug Smith W9WI
Pleasant View, TN  EM66

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