[NA-User] Using NA for IARU M/S this weekend

Bob Pack, NX5M nx5m at txcyber.com
Mon Jul 5 16:03:21 EDT 2004

On radio 2 I think all you can do now is SEARCH but not pounce if I read 
the rules correctly.  It has been a few years since I did a multi in IARU 
and it seems the rules have changed a bit.  To me, the best you can do with 
a 2nd radio is map a band and be ready to take over when the radio 1 op 
gives it to you.  IF I am incorrect on this let me know.
And yes, intrastation band mapping is something that I brought up about a 
year ago........that would be good.  
See you all this weekend.

Bob NX5M

On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 09:47:30 -0400, "David A. Pruett" <k8cc at comcast.net> 
wrote :

> Scott,
> Ctrl-Enter will send a callsign to the announcements list and band map, 
> sort of like a "self-generated spot".  However, this is not passed around 
> the network so that it would appear on other computers.  This would not 
> too hard to add.
> I am not sure that this will assist all that much in what you're trying 
> do (manage bandswitching in a m/s).  We've done this contest multi-op 
> times from K8CC with essentially the setup you describe.  Radio1 is 
> on one band, while Radio2 is S&Ping for mults on one of the others.  The 
> Radio1 computer usually has the spot filter narrowed up to show only 
> on his band, so he can make decisions to chase in-band QSOs with VFOB 
> running on VFOA.  Passing the running op stations on other bands is a 
> distraction.
> Our experience has been that it falls on the Radio2 op to assess the 
> he's seeing (on the non-run bands) and offer a recommendation to the 
> op to change bands.  This requires interaction between the ops; either 
> a "tap on the shoulder" or Alt-G.  At K8CC the two positions are right 
> to each other (with the rotators and antenna switching in the middle) so 
> it's easy to do.
> Dave/K8CC
> At 11:00 PM 7/4/04 -0500, Scott Dickson wrote:
> >We are planning a M/S operation in the IARU this weekend.  In looking 
> >rules over, it is clear that only one signal may be transmitted at a 
> >and that the 10 minute rule limits the swapping back and forth between 
> >radio 1 and radio 2.
> >
> >With that in mind, it appears to me that the next strategy approach 
> >be for radio 2 to search for mults by listening, and then somehow convey 
> >that information to the operation of radio 1.
> >
> >I am aware of the ALT-P for passing a station and also ALT-G for network 
> >messages.  Is there any other way to pass a list of stations and 
> >frequencies across the NA network?
> >
> >
> >Setup
> >====
> >Radio 1 - IC756 w/rig control
> >Radio 2 - IC761 w/rig control
> >NA 10.59 on both computers
> >LINK style network between 2 computers
> >
> >--Scott, W5WZ
> >
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