Topband: ARRL 160

Wes Stewart wes_n7ws at
Thu Dec 7 12:33:36 EST 2017

Shh.  You're giving away my secrets.

Wes  N7WS

On 12/7/2017 10:07 AM, marsh at wrote:
> I respectfully disagree with Don Kirk. My experience has been different. I
> don't how many pileups I've broken quickly - where the station I'm trying to
> work is operating simplex - by going split and transmitting a few Hz above
> or below "zero beat". The operator at the other end is trying to copy a
> callsign, and if everybody is "zero beat" it makes it very difficult to copy
> anybody. Anything you can do to make your signal "stand out" or
> differentiate it from the crowd makes it easier for the station you're
> trying to work. (Also speeding up or slowing down a few WPM sometimes
> helps.)
> Someone taught me this a long time ago, and it works. He's worked a lot of
> good DX in the last sixty (60) years or so.
> 73,
> Marsh, KA5M

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