[VHFcontesting] Feeling like a frustrated old dinosaur and giving up.

Zack Widup w9sz.zack at gmail.com
Tue Jan 23 09:42:16 EST 2018

I generally enter VHF+ contests as a Single-Op QRP Portable, if they
have that category. I often run QRP anyway, even if there isn't a
category like that. Mixed-mode contacts are commonplace for me.
Someone can't quite pull out my SSB signal but can copy my CW OK. It
is permitted by the rules of all VHF contests that I know of. I have
never tried a mixed-mode digi-to-SSB or digi-to-CW QSO. But I don't
even take a computer with me, so no digital QSO's for me in the

73, Zack W9SZ

On Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 7:57 AM, Jim Stahl via VHFcontesting
<vhfcontesting at contesting.com> wrote:
> Also, how would mixed mode contacts count? Most of the time when I work W2SZ/1, it’s by me calling them on CW while they are CQing on SSB. And even when moving between bands it’s often again them on SSB, me on CW.
> 73  -  Jim   K8MR
>> On Jan 23, 2018, at 8:44 AM, RT Clay <rt_clay at bellsouth.net> wrote:
>> Multi-mode works in a big HF contest where there are lots of people on and also different modes are forced to use different frequencies by license regulations.
>> On VHF+ it would just lead to manufactured contacts: around here people would just sit on 144.200 and cycle through the possible modes.
>> Tor
>> N4OGW
>> --------------------------------------------
>> On Mon, 1/22/18, Jeff Stai <wk6i.jeff at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] Feeling like a frustrated old dinosaur and giving up.
>> To: "Walter Murphy" <n2wm at centurylink.net>
>> Cc: vhfcontesting at contesting.com
>> Date: Monday, January 22, 2018, 9:23 PM
>> I'm just thinking out loud,
>> but it seems to me that if you got credit by
>> mode - where you could score 1 point each with
>> a station on a band for CW,
>> phone, and
>> digital - you'd get a lot more people thinking about
>> moving to
>> CW and phone when conditions
>> warrant.
>> Might be worth
>> further discussion. 73 jeff wk6i
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