[Trlog] WPX CW 2005

n5ot@n5ot.com n5ot at n5ot.com
Mon May 16 16:34:56 EDT 2005

> I am afraid I have to disagree. Of course it pays to
> chase prefixes even in the WPX.

Chasing multipliers in the WPX has *some* value, just not as much 
as in other contests where there are fewer multipliers.  In the 
days before computer logging, people just got on in the WPX and 
worked a lot of people and counted the mults later.  Because 
multipliers are so plentiful in the WPX you don't have the 
pileups in WPX that you have in other contests, at least not on 
US/VE stations, so it's not like it's hard to work a station you 
can hear (unless you're QRP with a poor antenna).

Bob asked to see a real-time list of what prefixes he had worked 
to see if the station he was contemplating working next was 
already on the list or not.  An easier way to accomplish this in 
TRlog (my opinion) is to type in the call and tell the computer 
to check to see if it's a new one or not (I think the command is 
"hit the spacebar").  This technique probably takes less time and 
is more accurate, especially when a "list of multipliers worked" 
gets too big to look through easily.  You can even configure 
TRlog to send your call when you hit the spacebar if he's a new 
one (er, I think).

Mark, N5OT 

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