[CQ-Contest] Packet killed single Op

Jukka Klemola jpklemola at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 08:33:19 EST 2016

Assisted is easy only to such guys who have not tried assisted.

Assisted is much more difficult than classic.
Very Much.

Jukka OH6LI

2016-11-29 3:13 GMT+02:00 Bill via CQ-Contest <cq-contest at contesting.com>:

> Assisted is not that easy for a competitive station.  While  you are
> running on 14.030,  you must time your CQs and replies to guys  calling
> you to the
> guy who's CQing on 21025.  You have to time your calls  to the station on
> 21025, make the Q and send the exchange very quickly so you  don't loose
> your
> run freq.  it can be a challenge, even for big  stations.  It's true for CW
> and SSB and just about all  contests.
> Bill K4XS/KH7XS
> In a message dated 11/29/2016 12:37:16 A.M. Coordinated Universal Ti,
> artboyars at gmail.com writes:
> I've  complained here repeatedly (ad nauseam, you might say) about how
> "assisted"  has changed single op.  This year in SS, both CW and SSB,  I
> experienced it clearly.  Several times I would find a nice juicy
> multiplier
> early in his operation, and I'd jump into the pile with my  little signal.
> If I got beaten more than twice, it was all over. The "spot"  would go out,
> all the HP point-and-clickers would jump in, and the pileup  would become
> unmanageable. (A couple of times the rare mult CQer did hang  in long
> enough
> for me to come back 20 or 30 minutes later and make a  QSO.)
> The same effect happens with "new" non-mult QSOs, but I guess I  don't
> notice so much when I get packet-ed out of my umpteenth OH or SCV as  when
> I
> miss the NL or SB or EWA that I found giving out number  4.
> Now, maybe you find "assisted" more fun than classic single op.  That's OK,
> and having that category reported in the Results is OK,  too.  But PLEASE
> don't think that the two categories should be  merged.  I do not know what
> special skills are needed for "assisted",  but they sure are nothing like
> the skills I developed for single op,  especially Little Pistol.  (Having
> the loudest signal in the pileup  may be a worthy achievement, but I would
> not call it an operating  skill.)
> 73, Art  K3KU
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