This afternoon I spent some time on the radio and I noticed on the DX Heat Cluster the DXpedition TK8N was being spotted in the CW portion of 15m. So over I went and there was a large pileup I thought it would be interesting to polish my skill in finding out how they were working the pileup.
I set my Icom to dual receive which allows me to hear VFO A (the DXpedition station) in my left ear. In my right ear, it's VFO B ( the pileup). I wanted to see if I could figure out how he was working the pileup. Was TN8K moving up or down the band as he made contacts and was he moving in large or small increments?
In time I figured out what TN8K was up to and I found myself on a segment of the band to which I was sure he was listening so I threw my call out and on the second time a very loud "VE9KK UP UP!!. I thought WHAT and I realized I was still in dual receive which is fine BUT I did not put my radio in SPLIT!!!
I was transmitting my call right over the top of TN8K on his transmit frequency!! What a bonehead move.