[RTTY] Dumb question about pileups

Jim W7RY w7ry at inbox.com
Tue Jul 26 17:08:23 PDT 2011

Are you using FSK or AFSK?  Is your rig on SSB or RTTY?  You probably need 
to check. Is this why you could not hear the DX on this frequency?

Jim W7RY

From: "David VE3VID" <ve3vid at hotmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 4:15 PM
To: "RTTY contest group" <rtty at contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [RTTY] Dumb question about pileups

> Okay guys, thanks for the help.  I tuned around and never decoded the 
> Sudan station.  10140 kHz, yup that's where I was looking.  Maybe I just 
> wasn't receiving them.  Okay :)working split made a lot of sense, cheers 
> and see you in the pit  LOL
> David
>> From: ve3vid at hotmail.com
>> To: rtty at contesting.com
>> Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 18:52:10 -0400
>> Subject: [RTTY] Dumb question about pileups
>> I've got a dumb question about RTTY pileups. The other day I was combing 
>> around 30m because the spotting network told me Sudan was calling. When I 
>> got there, there were lots of stations spread out around the spotted freq 
>> all calling, but I had no idea where the DX station was, or who they were 
>> working. It seemed a little random. I must be missing something. Do they 
>> work split? I never found the Sudan station signal.
>> How are RTTY DX pileups organized?  Do I just find an open spot and start 
>> sending my call sign. Seems that's what everyone was doing, but I'd never 
>> know if the DX station went QRT. Sorry if this sounds too basic, I'm 
>> pretty new to RTTY, and never tried a pileup.
>> Thanks for any helpDavid
>> http://www.ve3vid.webs.com/
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