[CQ-Contest] Multiple Zero Beat Callers

Charles Harpole hs0zcw at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 00:30:01 EDT 2015

I often get many (a dozen?) zero beat callers on ssb, due to my being mild
DX and not wanting to take up band space with a split.
I found the technique with a IC-706 on VU4 and now use it often with my
FT-9000d at home in HS.

I turn the bandpass tuning knob and very often one of the many voices will
just pop out.  Don't tell me it can not work because it does for me.​

This is very easy on the FT-9000d with that large knob just under my right
hand;  not at all easy on my IC-7800.

Give it a try with your radio.  73, Charly

On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 1:41 AM, Jim Brown <k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com>

> If I can't get at least a partial call, I try to wait them out, hoping
> that at least one of them will be smart enough to dump his call in again.
> :)   JAs, bless them, are so well behaved that it never occurs to them that
> they should try again. :)
> JAs zero beat on CW is almost never a problem for me -- many seem not to
> know how to zero beat a caller, and often call outside my RX passband!
> 73, Jim K9YC
> On Sun,4/5/2015 9:54 AM, W0MU Mike Fatchett wrote:
>> Sounds like operator error on the other end.  This happens constantly in
>> and out of contests where people call at the exact same time and are about
>> the same strength.  On RTTY you get garbage, on CW and SSB you can probably
>> pull out a letter or two.
>> Mike W0MU
>> On 4/4/2015 5:37 PM, Tom Osborne wrote:
>>> Think I'm getting a good taste of RTTY Skimmer here.  Every time I call
>>> CQ on 15 I get about 3 or 4 JA's all zero beat, about S-2 or 3 calling me
>>> at the same time.  Send 'agn?' and they all call again. Takes 3 or 4 tries
>>> to finally get a call out of the mess.
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Charly, HS0ZCW

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