[CQ-Contest] assisted

Jeff Blaine KeepWalking188 at ac0c.com
Fri Aug 17 17:15:32 EDT 2018

Once spotted, a mult is going to be likely worked by the bigger (meaning 
stronger signal) stations than the weaker station. Assisted or 
unassisted - that holds.

The fact that the big station is assisted is not in of itself a benefit 
vs. the smaller guy who is also assisted.  Rather the strong station 
benefits from the the location and other investments to become 
stronger.  And it's being stronger that yields the payoff.

Assisted just tells you WHERE to go fishing, and identifies exactly what 
sort of fish are present.  It does not do anything to get them in the 
log if you have a poor signal relative to the competition. So when Ben 
says it's better to catch them before they are assisted - the benefit 
from that is getting in and working them before a bunch of stronger guys 


On 17-Aug-18 2:33 PM, Jim Brown wrote:
> On 8/16/2018 11:01 PM, Ben Coleman NJ8J wrote:
>> We're better off trying to tune in new stations by ourself (in
>> hopes of catching them before they're spotted) than to hunt spots where
>> there's likely to be more competition than we can handle.
> Exactly right. Like CW Skimmer chasing a DXpedition, assisted tends to 
> benefit big stations more than the little guy.
> 73, Jim K9YC
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