[RTTY] ARRL RTTY
jimw7ry at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 17:50:15 PST 2010
You say the Roundup is a DX contest. I disagree. It's a stateside contest
just because of the rate. It's a DX contest in that countries are
On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 5:26 PM, David Levine <david at levinecentral.com>wrote:
> If SO2R at times is advantageous, then it's advantageous. Not making it a
> different category based on some of the reasons below is like saying that
> using a packet spotting network and being assisted shouldn't be a different
> category because...
> 1) I got focused on running rate and didn't look for needed mults.
> 2) There were SO1R stations who bested my score and they were on the west
> coast or in the southwest let alone be on the east
> coast. Nothing beats location and aluminum high in the air for performance
> results in a DX contest.
> If #1 is true, then turn off the 2nd radio and be a SO1R operator. If you
> feel it's not an advantage to using a 2nd radio then why waste the
> David - K2DSL
> On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 7:28 PM, Hank Lonberg <kr7x1 at verizon.net> wrote:
> > Jim and others:
> > <snip>
> > As far as a separate class for SO2R I don't agree that this is
> > a valid argument, should there be a WPM limit in CW Mode or
> > classes for say LT 15 wpm > 40 wpm. The push to level the
> > playing field will not help the geographic or antenna farm
> > advantage not to mention propagation. One can, with the proper
> > radio, do SO2V and almost have the same preceived advantage of
> > S/P on the second VFO while running the other VFO. In this
> > case, there is only 1 radio. Let us allow for the innovation
> > and growth of the technology of the mode and stop wishing for
> > mechanical RTTY machines to make a come back.
> > I operated SO2R and admit that at certain times it was
> > advantageous, and for about the same time, a disadvantage. I
> > got focused on running rate and didn't look for needed mults.
> > There were SO1R stations who bested my score and they were on
> > the west coast or in the southwest let alone be on the east
> > coast. Nothing beats location and aluminum high in the air for
> > performance results in a DX contest.
> > <snip>
> > Ciao and 73
> > Hank / KR7X
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