[CQ-Contest] You gotta let me know, should M/M Distributed stay or go.
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Wed Jun 2 15:26:11 EDT 2021
The same could be said about traditional M/M. How many active callsigns
are you removing from the contest by consolidating them at K3LR and W3LPL
(in normal times)?
As I said earlier, I would not have operatedWPX if it weren't for the WW1X
opportunity. I suspect the same could be said of others in the group.
On Wed, Jun 2, 2021 at 10:13 AM K8MR via CQ-Contest <
cq-contest at contesting.com> wrote:
> 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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> From: Stephen Bloom <sbloom at acsalaska.net>
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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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