[CQ-Contest] Pileups and calling freqs

Randy Thompson K5ZD k5zd at charter.net
Mon Nov 26 17:06:20 EST 2018

What Bill said.  The XIT is your best weapon for busting nasty (any) pileups.  300 Hz above or below will help you stand out compared to the continuous tone of the guys who tune well or click on spots.  I used the XIT a lot this past weekend~!

Randy, K5ZD

> -----Original Message-----
> From: CQ-Contest <cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com> On Behalf Of Bill
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> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Pileups and calling freqs
> 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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