[CQ-Contest] You gotta let me know, should M/M Distributed stay or go.

jimk8mr at aol.com jimk8mr at aol.com
Wed Jun 2 11:00:17 EDT 2021

The M/M D offers interesting challenges, technical and organizational, to which the various groups responded very well.
Does it make things better for the rest of us? I doubt it.
What we need are lots of stations to work. Once you're worked WW1X six times (i.e. on six bands, as I did as NO8DX). they're just taking up spectrum. OK, maybe they can serve a useful function as beacons CQing on a dead band. But it's still better to have three or six or more callsigns active, giving the rest of us more potential QSOs. 
I think the useful function of providing top notch remote operation availability, in particular to the youth crowd, is a fine contribution. But that can be done with traditional single site multi-op efforts. I don't see where the distributed feature adds much.
It's not clear from the 3830 writeup, but did they flip around stations on the same band? Propagation from Georgia can be a lot different from propagation in Maine, giving options not available to normal operations, multiop or not.

73  -  Jim   K8MR

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Subject: [CQ-Contest] You gotta let me know, should M/M Distributed stay or go.

We're now a few days past what is likely the last COVID affected contest.  What do y'all think should or will happen with M/M Distributed.  Designated as a one time COVID exception, I can see this as the major confrontation between the pro and anti RHR camps.  Thoughts?73Steve KL7SB 

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