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

Jeff Clarke ku8e at ku8e.com
Fri Jun 4 11:37:47 EDT 2021

For many years most of the serious multi-ops have multiple stations on 
the same band. Only one of the stations is calling CQ but the others are 
tuning or grabbing spots. Plus they have stations on the other bands as 
well. The guys in eastern Europe and Russia  are very good at this. Why 
do you think the top Multi-Single stations in CQWW have 10-15 operators. 
I'm sure they're not sitting around waiting to operate. I really think 
this defeats the spirit of what Multi-Single should be. The only reason 
we've pulled of some wins in CQWW DX CW at PJ4A is because we're getting 
3 points for just about every contact vs the 1 point the big M/S 
stations in EU get for working other EU stations. Download one of the 
public logs one time. You will see they are working mostly other EU 
stations with a sprinkling of NA and AS stations. It's the same for the 
guys that go to the northern AF countries like EA8, CN8, CT3 etc... Many 
times they also have more QSO's and multipliers than what we have.


On 6/4/2021 10:10 AM, Mike Smith VE9AA wrote:
> Why Peter?
>   The very short recent youtube video I saw of a M/M-D demonstration I
> believe the narrator
> said something like "we currently have 3 stations on 20 meters".
> It wasn't clear (to me) if they were all running, one was running, two were
> running and if lockouts were
> employed.
> From:
> https://cqwpx.com/rules.htm
> "...4. Multi-Transmitter Distributed (MULTI-DISTRIBUTED): A maximum of six
> transmitted signals, one per band at any one time, from stations in
> different locations. All equipment (transmitters, receivers, amplifiers,
> antennas, etc.) must be located in same DXCC entity and CQ Zone, including
> remotely controlled equipment. Six bands may be activated simultaneously.
> Use a separate serial number sequence for each band. Total output power of
> each transmitted signal must not exceed 1500 watts. The Cabrillo log header
> must include the following lines: CATEGORY-OPERATOR: MULTI-OP,
> CATEGORY-STATION: DISTRIBUTED. Rules X.E, X.F and X.G do not apply to this
> category...."
> If they have one running station, they can have 2 or 3 mult hunters w/o
> impacting on the runner.( or anyone else, incl me)
> HOWEVER, they could potentially have 2 or even 3 runners......remember the
> Caribbean station who did this until they were told they couldn't?
> My concern, since I am not a M/M or even operate at one....is band real
> estate...that's all.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Voelpel [mailto:dj7ww at t-online.de]
> Sent: June 4, 2021 10:08 AM
> To: 'Mike Smith VE9AA'; cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: RE: [CQ-Contest] You gotta let me know, should M/M Distributed stay
> or g
> Why, they are all on the same calling frequency when on 20m.
> When a multiplier station calls a station they are on his frequency.
> 73
> Peter
> -----Original Message-----
> From: CQ-Contest
> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces+dj7ww=t-online.de at contesting.com] On Behalf Of
> Mike Smith VE9AA
> My concern, which seems not to be anyone elses (at least not yet), is
> multiple stations on (say) 20m using a single callsign eating
> up band real estate.
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