[CQ-Contest] Multiple Zero Beat Callers
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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