Dueling CQ or Alternating CQ is a great technique to squeeze some extra QSO’s out of slow bands, or general slow rate contesting often experienced from Norway. Below is a audio file and log excerpt from a dual CQ I did in the ARRL DX CW 2013. I actually did a lot of dueling CQ, but this excerpt looked alternating enough for an example. Working on 20M(left ear) and 15M(right ear)
Remember this is done from Norway and we don’t generate the biggest pileups
It’s 20 minutes long. You listen to as long as you like of course. 46 QSOs made. 33 on 20M and 13 on 15M. Beats being on only one band doesn’t it. Doing this in serial number contest is much more difficult though. Continue reading →
Bjorn, LB1GB is signing LN8W in the CQ WPX SSB contest.
Contest period: 0000 UTC 24 March – 2359 UTC 25 March 2012
“There were two notable rule changes for 2012. The first is a definition of where power is measured. “Power is measured at the final output connector of the transmitter.” The second is to remove the 275Km distance limitation from the club competition.”Continue reading →