[CQ-Contest] Pileups and calling freqs

cqtestk4xs at aol.com cqtestk4xs at aol.com
Mon Nov 26 13:34:56 EST 2018

After listening to howling pileups all weekend, I have a tip for some of the less experienced guys.
When 5, 10 or 15 guys are all calling on the same freq, especially with AGC on it sounds like one tone with QSB.  Unless you have a huge signal you sound like part of the single tone.  Do yourself a favor and go up or down a bit and call.  You would not believe how many of the lesser signals I responded to since I could hear them slightly up or down.  Since QRM is not as big an issue as back on the mainland I can run with the filters wider and have no problem with guys calling off freq.
I'm sure many of the big guns have the same issue.
Bill K4XS (KH7B, KH7XS)

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