locked Re: Who Gets Answered....

Martin G0HDB

On Thu, Aug 5, 2021 at 02:58 PM, Joe WB9SBD wrote:
When a station is CQing, and say three stations answer the CQ.  What makes the software answer one station and not the other two?
If the CQ'ing station has got the 'Call 1st' box ticked then the s/ware will do exactly what it says on the tin - it'll answer the first of the decoded responders to the CQ.

Otherwise, it's entirely down to the CQ'ing operator to decide which of the callers to answer, just as in any other pile-up scenario, and all a caller can do is hope that their signal is in a clear spot on the CQ'er's waterfall and is strong enough to give decent decodes on the CQ'er's system.  Finding a clear spot at the CQ'er's end is the difficult bit - what might look clear at the caller's end could be heavily QRM'ed at the CQ'er's end.  C'est la vie... :-)

Martin G0HDB

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