akozak at hourglass.com
Mon Sep 28 16:17:52 EDT 2015
Agreed, but N1MM fills out the zone based on the call sign for this contest so there no need to click anything at all.
WW is the lazy man's contest with respect to the exchange. Only need to click on the state for US contacts. Otherwise it's all click and enter all the time for DX with ESM enabled.
The only time I needed to alter the zone this weekend was for a one guy from SK who had zone 3 in his exchange. And it was not a bit error - I waited around to see what he sent others and it was the same.
From: RTTY <rtty-bounces at contesting.com> on behalf of Michael Schulz <mschulz at creative-chaos.com>
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2015 3:49 PM
To: 'David G3YYD'; rtty at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [RTTY] SO2R
One thing I'd like to add would be the suggestion to *not* use 59914 but
rather 599 14 in the exchange. That why
one can just click on it in MMTTY for example and N1MM+ populates it. The
string together doesn't seem to work.
73 Mike K5TRI
> -----Original Message-----
> From: RTTY [mailto:rtty-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of David G3YYD
> Sent: Monday, September 28, 2015 12:23 PM
> To: rtty at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [RTTY] SO2R
> As a SO2R operator the CQ call is key. If made too short, for instance CQ
> then it does not give enough time for a complete reply to my CQ call on
> other radio to be made. The idea is to time it so as soon as one radio has
> finished it is time to transmit on the other.
> As a consequence I use CQ M7T M7T M7T CQ this gives sufficient time for
> someone to call me on the other radio with GM3XXX GM3XXX. Then there is
> no apparent delay in my answer to GM3XXX and it allows me to send
> GM3XXX 59914 GM3XXX, While someone is calling me on the other radio in
> response to my CQ call.
> Of course it falls apart if someone calls me after a CQ with M7T M7T de
> GM3XXX GM3XXX GM3XXX PSE K which unfortunately too many people do. I
> know my call so please do not send it and de is a total waste of time as
> PSE K enough said. If you have a call that is GM3XXX then twice is
> you have a short callsign like my contest call then M7T three times is OK.
> Then at the end of the contact I reply GM3XXX TU M7T QRZ again
> long to enable someone to call me on the other radio or send the exchange
> so I can reply to them without any apparent delay.
> I also make use of the ESC key to cut short messages on a radio so I can
> initiate the reply on the other radio faster. So for instance CQ maybe
> truncated so it becomes CQ M7T M7T.
> By the way if you think SO2R is complex then I also operate the radios
> receivers as well when a contest slows up.
> 73 David G3YYD aka M7T in contests
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