Locked Re: Tx even/1st

Jim Brown

Excellent post, Hasan. We try to practice this out here in NorCal as well. BUT -- during the summer, it's quite common for propagation to change quickly, and if you're running in one sequence, you can miss an opening where stations are on the opposite sequence. Good ops will pause now and then to listen to their own TX sequence. And when I hear a good op switch sequence, I pause to do that.

The serious ops on both bands where I use these modes, 160M and 6M, use good radios and power amps that produce clean signals and don't get blown away by strong signals. So while we try to stay on the same sequence, we WILL switch to work a rare grid on 6M, and because we set audio drive to the computer for decode just below digital clip on the strong local, we are still able to decode weaker stations during that local's TX.

73, Jim K9YC

On 8/30/2021 7:33 AM, Hasan Schiers N0AN wrote:
There are really two issues for VHF,  and finding the balance is the trick.
When there are locals on, we need to coordinate when we are going to transmit so we do not fill up both sequences. If the locals are working one sequence (like on 1st while pointing east), then it is considerate for EVERYONE to stay that way until you coordinate a move to another sequence together. This way you can have as many people operating at the same time as needed.

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