[RTTY] BARTG HF & DK3VN
dk3vn at nexgo.de
Mon Mar 22 23:24:10 EST 2004
this weekend there was no propagation at my QTH. I wanted to participate
in the BARTG HF for 30 hours, but gave up after 23 hours total operating
On Saturday my - rate over all - was 23 Q/h and on Sunday 12 Q/h only.
I had 7 hours to go, but no fun anymore; so I have closed the station
and had a beer. ~:) Total: 427 Q's and a claimed score of 393,120.
On Saturday and Sunday 20m and 15m was almost dead at my QTH. My business
band was the horror band 40m(!): 33% of all Q#s I have made on this band.
Just two thoughts ...
1. Why some contests do not have a LOW and a HIGH power category?
Just a little example: if you are running 100 watts or 200 watts,
that is a difference of 3dB, "only". Very often this difference means:
For the station, which you are calling, your signal is in the noise
or above the noise -- or your signal is a part of the QRM or is
beating the QRM on the other side; mostly both ...
2. What is the sense of a rule, like "change band once in any x-minute
De facto it is a handicap for the "single operator multiple radios"
stations ***AND*** for a typical S&P operator, like me.
To prevent any misunderstanding: PLEASE, I don't want to start a
"I don't know how often discussion about SO2R" again! My hat off
to the OP's who are able to **HNADLE** a "SO-multiple radios" station
in a good manner and are not a burden for the contest community.
But, why we need a rule, which is a burden for S&P-OP's, like me?
OK, now I am feeling better. ~:)
See you - I hope - in the EA RTTY in about less than 12 days.
73 de Waldemar, DK3VN
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