[CQ-Contest] Phone Pileups
w1rm at comcast.net
w1rm at comcast.net
Sat Jul 3 10:37:14 EDT 2021
Thanks Rich. I just shared your comments with the team. Some of them are
experienced contesters, some not. A few are very green but eager to help.
Pete Chamalian, W1RM
W1rm at comcast.net
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Behalf Of Richard Thorne
Sent: Saturday, July 3, 2021 8:55 AM
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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Phone Pileups
I was listening to a few of the K2x stations running by the numbers and it
was a mess. Going by the numbers is not a good idea imho.
For starters it irks operators having to wait, and a bunch of callers don't
care and call anyways even if they are not in the call area being called
for. The latter has me quite distressed. People don't listen to
I would suggest just running and work the stations as they call. Going
split may be the best option, if needed.
It's the job of the calling station to get through which means paying
attention to propagation, using the best antenna they have for a particular
band, timing their call and not calling when the K2x calls a specific
station or letter combination.
Rich - N5ZC
On 7/3/2021 7:23 AM, w1rm at comcast.net wrote:
> Many of you know me as a CW man. Running a phone pileup is sort of a
> different kettle of fish.
> I'm the manager for K2D in the 13 colonies event. Many of the guys
> and gals who are staffing K2D have rather limited skills with a phone
> pileup and the ones we are encountering are brutal.
> If you are an hold hand with phone pileups I would very much
> appreciate tips that I can pass on to my team. Of course, we try
> things like running split (although that's a new experience for some)
> and going by numbers (how long do you stay on a number?). Please pass
> on your tips and I'll share with my folks.
> Pete Chamalian, W1RM
> W1rm at comcast.net
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