Scott, W4PA Swarm Management Suggestion

Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 06:48:34 -0800 (PST)
From: Scott Robbins
To: [email protected]
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Running the pile

Just returned from West Africa Toivo. Your approach works there as well. The only difference was, I had to ID every 6 or 7 QSO when pileup was really heavy. There are other methods of pileup management such as turning output power down, increase CW speed and split as the last resort. But most important the operator should be able to sustain rate of 200 + QSO per hour. If DX op is slow it irritates everybody…

Also on pileup management – turn the IF SHIFT or PBT control on your rig on top of the pile way off to the side of the BW filter. Once you have an effective filter BW of something close to zero you’ll hear one or two stations at a time even if the pileup is at blizzard level and don’t have to resort to the RIT. I’ve employed this many times, including last weekend’s CQ WW CW @PJ4D. 
73 Scott Robbins W4PA

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