[CQ-Contest] Dead zero beat pile ups

Steve London n2icarrl at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 18:38:51 EST 2016

Both N1MM+ and Win-Test have "randomizer" options that will 
automatically prevent you from being zero-beat, but still within +- 100 Hz.

Steve, N2IC

On 11/29/2016 02:54 PM, K9MA wrote:
> On 11/29/2016 07:28, Bill via CQ-Contest wrote:
>> Calling DX stations dead zero beat on their QRG in a pileup is a no
>> no, yet it continues to happen.  Please call up or down a few hundred
>> HZ so everyone can hear the DX station respond!
> I think a few hundred Hz is too much, unless the band is very
> uncrowded.  When the band is busy, somebody is running every 300-400 Hz,
> so if you call that far off, you're right on top of the next station.
> 50-100 Hz either way is usually enough to distinguish the beat note,
> without causing too much QRM.
> 73,
> Scott  K9MA

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