[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 16:11:04 EDT 2021

Of course we're all taking up spectrum. But had the RHR stations operated as three separate non-distributed multis (including remote operators - that is not the issue), 12 more QSOs would have been available for all of us without them taking any more spectrum.

Did the three WW1X locations swap bands - i.e. did they get to take advantage of propagation differences between Maine, New York, and Georgia?

73  -  Jim   K8MR

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Voelpel <dj7ww at t-online.de>
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] You gotta let me know, should M/M Distributed stay or go.

The big difference will be travel time and travel expenses and no reason to
build a big M/M station you hear just a few times during the year.

Any station you worked six times is just taking up spectrum in your opinion,
bur there might be others who still want a qso with it.


-----Original Message-----

online.de at contesting.com] On Behalf Of K8MR via CQ-Contest

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.

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