[CQ-Contest] CQ WW High Rates

Richard F DiDonna NN3W richnn3w at verizon.net
Wed Dec 2 16:45:45 EST 2015

Not sure why this is seen as being so unique.  There is a group of hams 
that regularly works two radios on transmit.  I would often do this 
during events like WAE where one band was very runnable and a second 
band was opening.

I did not have the stamina to do this on two bands for 48 hours, but 
folks shouldn't be so shocked that it happens.

73 Rich NN3W

On 12/2/2015 2:52 PM, RA3AUU wrote:
> Octupus CQ is Octupus CQ no matter one band used or two. It is always
> interlocked CQ on two frequences with the difference that M/S has to
> do it on the same band with TX/RX antenna separations and few other
> issues to prevent interference by 2 ops and SO does it alone on 2
> bands. Packet is not involved for both while running anyway.
> Great respect to SO guys who can do such style anyway.
> 73, Harry RA3AUU
> CP> I thought the objection to the octopi was that the M/S stations in question
> CP> were CQing twice on the same band, once at the bottom and once at the top.
> CP> Dan was rapidly switching between two pileups on two different bands. He
> CP> was essentially running an interlocked M/2 by himself, without packet,
> CP> which is remarkable.
> CP> 73, Chris WF3C
> CP> On Wednesday, December 2, 2015, Igor Booklan <ra3auu at srr.ru> wrote:
>>> My sincere congratulations to Dan for such a great way of handling his
>>> runs!
>>> BUT ...
>>> Some few years ago when several M/S stations did so (octopus CQs) on
>>> the same band most of the people complained that those guys have taken
>>> too much of the bandwidth, so such CQs were prohibited straight after.
>>> 73, Harry RA3AUU/P33W
>>>> We get it. We totally get it and we think this is ultracool to watch. At
>>> least I did.
>>>> Fascinating. To us. I just hope nobody shares this video with
>>>> non-cons as a way to highlight how much fun contesting can be. Without
>>> the audio, and
>>>> to the uninitiated, Dan could look like an actuary frantically
>>>> filling in actuarial tables. I don't think a non-ham or non-con would
>>> see this as fun.
>>>> (Where are the explosions? How many respawns do you get?)
>>>> This is the kind of video that should be reserved for only those
>>>> contesters at or beyond Operating Thetan III levels!
>>>> Way to go, Dan. It's impressive how calmly you can bang off nearly eight
>>> Qs per minute.
>>>> 73, kelly
>>>> ve4xt
>>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>>> On Dec 2, 2015, at 8:28 AM, Joe <nss at mwt.net <javascript:;>> wrote:
>>>>> That video is just incredible!
>>>>> I just wish it had what he was hearing in his headset on the audio.
>>>>> Joe WB9SBD
>>>>> Sig
>>>>> The Original Rolling Ball Clock
>>>>> Idle Tyme
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>>>>> http://www.idle-tyme.com
>>>>>> On 12/2/2015 5:50 AM, john at kk9a.com <javascript:;> wrote:
>>>>>> N6MJ/ZF2MJ blew away the top rate and had an incredible score in last
>>>>>> weekend's CQWW CW contest. He described how he did this in his 3830
>>> post
>>>>>> and you can watch him on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no8nGGa99cE.
>>>>>> John KK9A
>>>>>> To:    Contest <cq-contest at contesting.com <javascript:;>>
>>>>>> Subject:    Re: [CQ-Contest] CQ WW High Rates
>>>>>> From:    Roger Parsons via CQ-Contest <cq-contest at contesting.com
>>> <javascript:;>>
>>>>>> Reply-to:    Roger Parsons <ve3zi at yahoo.com <javascript:;>>
>>>>>> Date:    Tue, 1 Dec 2015 15:17:21 +0000 (UTC)
>>>>>> Those high rates simply show well equipped stations with good operators
>>>>>>> who, by virtue of their >LOCATIONS and the SCORING RULES, are really
>>> IN the
>>>>>>> contest.
>>>>>>> 73, Jim K9YC
>>>>>> So if you were to have operated from a good station in an advantageous
>>>>>> location
>>>>>> you would have won this last weekend?
>>>>>> RIGHT. Silly me for having one second imagined otherwise...
>>>>>> 73 Roger
>>>>>> VE3ZI
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