[CQ-Contest] The degradation of multi tasking in contesting

Charles Henry k4vud at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 19 20:40:45 EST 2015

There is a news article that proposes that multi-tasking is actually not as productive as we wish and that lots of incoming information to our brains can be mis-routed to the wrong processing locations in the brain and to wrong memory locations, too.  The research found that being in a situation where you are trying to concentrate on a task, and an email is sitting unread in your inbox, can reduce your effective IQ by 10 points. 
It seems that this is the very same situation as doing one QSO while knowing that another QSO is waiting on the other frequency in the case of One Operator with Two Radios.  Maybe just a QSO just being possible works the same as actually having one waiting.   Read the article and make your own conclusions?
You can read the full article at
Meanwhile, remember the pleasure of being forced to think intensely about only one thing... such as tightening the bolt while hanging high on a tower.
73, Charly
trying to bring non-electronic-technology discussions to ham radio, too. 		 	   		  

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