Monday, February 7, 2011

Split

After listening to several DX stations I found out that there are still radio operators who don't know what 'split' means.

10 comments:

  1. GM Paul,

    Er zijn altijd OM's bij die het anders proberen, zonder resultaat.

    73, Tjeerd

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  2. Hallo Tjeerd, ja en dan na een paar oproepen om 'up' te gaan dan toch nog volharden. 73 Paul

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  3. Hallo Bas, en dan bedoel ik geen banana split. ;-)

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  4. Paul, I have mixed emotions about split operating. 17 meters is an example of a small (cw) segment that when "rare" DX or DX-peditions turn up can be hell for the non combative. I send a QRL. No reply. I send a general CQ. Suddenly I find myself in a buzz of signals calling a station, god only knows where and on what frequency. And, there is more of the same on that same band.

    I've gone back to 14.060.

    73 Dick

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  5. Hi Dick, what I mean is a station that want to work that particular DX station but is not aware of split working. So he is calling on the TX frequency of the DX station. I was on 40 meter this afternoon but now much too crowded for me. I like 20 meter CW the most. 73 Paul

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  6. Hi Paul,

    Should the DX station not periodically announce that he is working split and what the difference frequency is...well I very rarely hear of that happening, the only way I know is either from the cluster spots '5 up' etc or by the EU zoo QRM 5-10 up.

    73 Paul.

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  7. Ban the splits! It takes up an unfair amount of bandwidth. We should not have to have the DX Cluster running to work anybody and most times I never hear the DX station even give his own callsign never mind expecting him to let you know where he is listening.

    I remember hearing a DX station say "5 to 10 up" and I listened to the pile up and everyone was calling on 10 up so I called 5 up and got him second go. When I looked on the cluster everyone was spotting him as 10 up.

    73 Steve GW7AAV

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  8. Hi Paul, despite announcing that he's working split, people keep on yelling on the wrong frequency. Don't they listen? I made a recording this morning on 40 meter. OMG, I don't want to be part of that kind of madness. Pile ups I mean. 73 Paul

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  9. Hi Steve, "and most times I never hear the DX station" indeed that's true, or the station is very weak. But it's the stupid behavior what is annoying me. Anyway, I seldom take part of a pile up. I do listen for a while, and then tuning on. I try to keep on smiling. 73 Paul

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